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Do You Know Antonyms?

1. Choose the antonym:


1. small
2. good
3. slow
4. hot
5. tall
6. dry
7. fat
8. messy
9. happy
10. young
11. strong
12. dirty
13. busy
14. big

a) fast
b) large
c) bad
d) thin
e) short
f) neat
g) wet
h) cold
i) old
j) sad
k) free
l) weak
m) little
n) clean

2. Underline the antonym to the verb:


1. cry: whip/smile/laugh
2. buy: have/sell/take
3. finish: end/go/begin
4. take: have/show/give
5. attack: kick/defend/go
6. open: receive/close/get
7. win: get/give/lose
8. send: take/receive/give
9. arrive: go/show/depart
10. throw: get/have/catch
11. shout: cry/whisper/murmur
12. pull: carry/draw/push
13. destroy: create/pull/bind
14. prohibit: make/do/allow

3. Find two antonyms in each line:


1. fast quick slow - soft
2. warm hot chilly - windy
3. cold warm chilly - hot
4. dirty muddy soft - clean
5. heavy hard light - easy
6. dark black grey - light
7. expensive old cheap - bad
8. stupid dull good - clever
9. sad high happy - naughty
10. full thin easy - empty
11. narrow small big - wide
12. sick thin healthy - fat
13. long big large - short
14. nervous gay calm - interesting

4. Write the antonym to the words in brackets:


1. This mountain is very ___________ (high).
2. We went to Paris ____________ (early).
3. The road was very __________ (narrow).
4. Dogs are very ___________ (stupid) animals.
5. Mary was very ______ (cruel) to cats.
6. I like to use _________ (black) colours.
7. This river is very _______ (short).
9. The story was _______ (dull).
10. The Pacific Ocean is _______ (shallow).
11. My friend is very ________ (fat).
12. This bread is ________ (stale).
13. I dont like _______ (honest) people.
14. That summer was ________ (rainy).

5. Change the underlined words to their


antonyms:
1. Tom is a bad boy.
2. He is very optimistic in his work.
3. I cant say that Kate is unhappy.
4. My brother was talking to a young woman.
5. I found my keys.
6. Nick is innocent, I think.
7. It was a very dull story.
8. We usually buy vegetables at the market.
9. Sallys new shoes were very cheap.
10. Seven students were present.
11. I know he is a cruel person.
12. The test was very difficult.
13. My friend doesnt like noisy people.
14. Kate prefers fair hair.
15. The statement was true.

6. Choose one of the antonyms and read:


1. Sam is a clever/stupid boy, I always ask him
for advice.
2. I lost/found my keys in the box under the
table.
3. The concert was very interesting/dull, we
didnt want to leave the concert hall.
4. Ask our neighbor to make music
louder/quieter, I have a terrible headache.
5. I think, Nicks behavior is good/bad, because
he insulted Sam.
6. If you are free/busy in the evening, we can
go to the concert.
7. Toms car is very new/old, it needs repairing.
8. He loves/hates theatres, he never goes there.
9. He always lends/borrows money to people, he
isnt greedy.

KEYS:
1. Choose the antonym:
1. small
b) large
2. good
c) bad
3. slow a) fast
4. hot h) cold
5. tall e) short
6. dry g) wet
7. fat d) thin
8. messy
f) neat
9. happy
j) sad
10. young
i) old
11. strong
l) weak
12. dirty
n) clean
13. busy
k) free
14. big m) little

2. Underline the antonym to the verb:


1. cry: whip/smile/laugh
2. buy: have/sell/take
3. finish: end/go/begin
4. take: have/show/give
5. attack: kick/defend/go
6. open: receive/close/get
7. win: get/give/lose
8. send: take/receive/give
9. arrive: go/show/depart
10. throw: get/have/catch
11. shout: cry/whisper/murmur
12. pull: carry/draw/push
13. destroy: create/pull/bind
14. prohibit: make/do/allow

3. Find two antonyms in each line:


1. fast quick slow - soft
2. warm hot chilly - windy
3. cold warm chilly - hot
4. dirty muddy soft - clean
5. heavy hard light - easy
6. dark black grey - light
7. expensive old cheap - bad
8. stupid dull good - clever
9. sad high happy - naughty
10. full thin easy - empty
11. narrow small big - wide
12. sick thin healthy - fat
13. long big large - short
14. nervous gay calm - interesting

4. Write the antonym to the words in brackets:


1. This mountain is very short.
2. We went to Paris late.
3. The road was very wide.
4. Dogs are very clever animals.
5. Mary was very kind to cats.
6. I like to use white colours.
7. This river is very long.
9. The story was interesting.
10. The Pacific Ocean is deep.
11. My friend is very thin.
12. This bread is fresh.
13. I dont like dishonest people.
14. That summer was sunny.

5. Change the underlined words to their


antonyms:
1. Tom is a good boy.
2. He is very pessimistic in his work.
3. I cant say that Kate is happy.
4. My brother was talking to an old woman.
5. I lost my keys.
6. Nick is guilty, I think.
7. It was a very interesting story.
8. We usually sell vegetables at the market.
9. Sallys new shoes were very expensive.
10. Seven students were absent.
11. I know he is a kind person.
12. The test was very easy.
13. My friend doesnt like calm people.
14. Kate prefers dark hair.
15. The statement was false.

6. Choose one of the antonyms and read:


1. Sam is a clever/stupid boy, I always ask him
for advice.
2. I lost/found my keys in the box under the
table.
3. The concert was very interesting/dull, we
didnt want to leave the concert hall.
4. Ask our neighbor to make music
louder/quieter, I have a terrible headache.
5. I think, Nicks behavior is good/bad, because
he insulted Sam.
6. If you are free/busy in the evening, we can
go to the concert.
7. Toms car is very new/old, it needs repairing.
8. He loves/hates theatres, he never goes
there.
9. He always lends/borrows money to people, he
isnt greedy.