Words of the Day: Synonym and Antonym

synonym

 

syn-o-nym / ˈsi-nə-ˌnim

 

noun

 

  1. one of two or more words that have the same meaning in the same language

‘Google’ is not a synonym for ‘research’.

Dan Brown, 1964-

 

  1. a word or phrase that has become so closely associated with something that it comes to embody it

Greatness is so often a courteous synonym for great success.

Philip Guedalla, 1889-1944

 

antonym

 

an-to-nym / ˈan-tə-ˌnim

 

noun

 

  1. a word with an opposite meaning to another word

Anger, frustration, jealousy, greed, and hatred are the antonyms to love.

from ‘Dead Toad Scrolls’ by Kilroy J. Oldster, ?-