Antonyms


Direction: In the following questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word as your answer.

  1. MALICE
    1. ecstasy
    2. happiness
    3. honour
    4. goodwill

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    goodwill (Noun) : friendly or helpful feeling
    malice (Noun) : a feeling of hatred that causes a desire to harm
    ecstasy (Noun) : bliss; a feeling of great happiness
    happiness (Noun) : cheerfulness
    honour (Noun) : great respect and admiration

    Correct Option: D

    goodwill (Noun) : friendly or helpful feeling
    malice (Noun) : a feeling of hatred that causes a desire to harm
    ecstasy (Noun) : bliss; a feeling of great happiness
    happiness (Noun) : cheerfulness
    honour (Noun) : great respect and admiration


Direction: In the following questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.

  1. BRUTAL
    1. humane
    2. fearless
    3. criminal
    4. adamant

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    humane (Adjective) : showing kindness
    brutal (Adjective) : violent and cruel; direct and clear about something unpleasant; not thinking of people’s feelings
    fearless (Adjective) : without fear
    criminal (Adjective) : connected with crime
    adamant (Adjective) : determined not to change your mind

    Correct Option: A

    humane (Adjective) : showing kindness
    brutal (Adjective) : violent and cruel; direct and clear about something unpleasant; not thinking of people’s feelings
    fearless (Adjective) : without fear
    criminal (Adjective) : connected with crime
    adamant (Adjective) : determined not to change your mind



  1. COHERENT
    1. disorganized
    2. inept
    3. carefree
    4. distorted

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    disorganized (Adjective) : badly planned ; not able to plan or organize well
    coherent (Adjective) : logical and well–organised ; easy to understand and clear ; able to talk and express yourself clearly
    inept (Adjective) : acting or done with no skill
    carefree (Adjective) : having no worries or responsibilities
    distorted (Adjective) : changed shape/facts/ideas etc.

    Correct Option: A

    disorganized (Adjective) : badly planned ; not able to plan or organize well
    coherent (Adjective) : logical and well–organised ; easy to understand and clear ; able to talk and express yourself clearly
    inept (Adjective) : acting or done with no skill
    carefree (Adjective) : having no worries or responsibilities
    distorted (Adjective) : changed shape/facts/ideas etc.


  1. INDOLENT
    1. diligent
    2. malevolent
    3. brilliant
    4. solvent

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    diligent (Adjective) : showing care and effort in your work or duties
    indolent (Adjective) : lazy; not wanting to do work
    malevolent (Adjective) : malicious; wicked
    brilliant (Adjective) : extremely clever or impressive; very intelligent or skilful
    solvent (Adjective) : not in debt

    Correct Option: A

    diligent (Adjective) : showing care and effort in your work or duties
    indolent (Adjective) : lazy; not wanting to do work
    malevolent (Adjective) : malicious; wicked
    brilliant (Adjective) : extremely clever or impressive; very intelligent or skilful
    solvent (Adjective) : not in debt



Direction: In the following questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word as your answer.

  1. DOLEFUL
    1. mournful
    2. cheerful
    3. deceitful
    4. beautiful

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    cheerful (Adjective) : happy and showing it in your behaviour
    doleful (Adjective) : very sad ; mournful
    mournful (Adjective) : very sad ; doleful
    deceitful (Adjective) : behaving in a dishonest way ; dishonest
    beautiful (Adjective) : having beauty; pleasing to the senses

    Correct Option: B

    cheerful (Adjective) : happy and showing it in your behaviour
    doleful (Adjective) : very sad ; mournful
    mournful (Adjective) : very sad ; doleful
    deceitful (Adjective) : behaving in a dishonest way ; dishonest
    beautiful (Adjective) : having beauty; pleasing to the senses