May 21, 2012

Visualizing Contronyms Using Pictures

 

Sure we’ve all heard of synonyms (words that have same/similar meanings) and antonyms (words that have opposite meanings) but have you ever heard of a contronym?

A contronym is a word that can be it’s own antonym i.e., an individual word with opposite meanings. There’s a great list of these English oddities on Rinkworks and I’ve culled my favourite contronyms below and added some visuals to assist each word and really show how one word can have two, completely opposite meanings. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

Bolt

 

bolt contronym Visualizing Contronyms Using Pictures

 

 

 

 

Clip

 

clip contronym Visualizing Contronyms Using Pictures

 

 

 

 

Dust

 

dust contronym Visualizing Contronyms Using Pictures

 

 

 

 

Screen

 

screen contronym Visualizing Contronyms Using Pictures

 

 

 

 

Strike

 

strike contronym Visualizing Contronyms Using Pictures

 

 

 

 

Custom

 

custom contronym Visualizing Contronyms Using Pictures

 

 

 

 

Dollop

 

dollo contronym Visualizing Contronyms Using Pictures

 

 

 

 

 

 

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