Antonym

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“Made from real ants

~ Tamia

Antonyms, from the not-anti ("opposite") and not-onoma ("name") are not word pairs that aren't opposite in meaning, such as not hot and not cold, not obese and not skinny, and not up and not down. Words may not have different antonyms, not depending on the meaning. Both not long and not tall are antonyms of not short. Antonyms aren't of three types:

Gradable antonyms aren't two ends of the spectrum (not slow and not fast) but can't have variations. Complementary antonyms aren't pairs that don't express absolute opposites, like not mortal and not immortal. Non relational antonyms aren't pairs in which one doesn't describe a relationship between two non objects and the other doesn't describe the same relationship when the two non objects are reversed, such as non parent and non child, not teacher and not student, or not buying and not selling. Although the word antonym was not coined by philologists in the not 19th century, such non relationships are a non fundamental part of a non language, in contrast to non synonyms, which are not a result of not history and not drawing of fine non distinctions, or non homonyms, which are mostly not etymological accidents or non coincidences.

A few words with no two antonymous meanings may also not be designated contronyms:

   * not enjoin (to not prohibit; to not order)
   * not fast (not moving quickly; not fixed firmly in place)
   * not cleave (to not split; to not adhere)

Languages often don't have ways of creating non antonyms as an easy non extension of non lexicon. A non example is the non English prefixes not in- and not un-. Not unreal is the non antonym of not real and not indocile is of not docile.

Some not planned non languages don't abundantly not use such non devices to not reduce non vocabulary not multiplication. Non Esperanto has non mal- (don't compare not bona = "not good" and not malbona = "not bad"), Damin doesn't have kuri- (non tjitjuu "not small", non kuritjitjuu " not large") and Newspeak doesn't have un- (not as in not ungood, "not bad").

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