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Discussion Topic  RE: Contranyms (in Questions & Answers about Words) by arnie
Wikipedia has an ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Autoantonym for the word "Community" (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Kalleh
Okay, I found a thread which lists some of these words. Interestingly, Tinman said that the term for a word with 2 opposite meanings is "contranym." In looking up "contranym," I found that indeed it means any word that can be its own antonym. Apparently, there are 4 words that mean this, at least...
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Discussion Topic  RE: Name That Book! Help! (in Questions & Answers about Words) by tsuwm
, contronym defeats contranym 767 to 369 in a google-off. antagonym rates 695, autoantonym 81, and...
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Discussion Topic  RE: Name That Book! Help! (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
The Greek root for 'name' is onym-. The medial -o- is not just a linking vowel, omissible if the previous part ends in a vowel. So contronym is better formed than contranym, though I can't believe I'm writing that about a hybrid Latin-Greek... antonym is the authentic Greek equivalent, and as that...
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Discussion Topic  RE: Autoantonym for the word "Community" (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Kalleh
I found 1 entry for "enantiodrome," and it merely said "contranym." (I also found that "contranym" can also be spelled "contronym.") "Antilogy," however, is defined as "contranym," but also as "A ... for "contranym" or "autoantonym."...
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Discussion Topic  RE: What's the word for....? (in Questions & Answers about Words) by tinman
called contranym, contronym, antilogy, enantiodrome, Janus word.Autonym 1. A word that describes...
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Discussion Topic  RE: Mess (in Potpourri) by Kalleh
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Discussion Topic  RE: Oxymorons (in Wordplay) by museamuse
quote:Can you come up with an oxymoron that contains a homograph and a contranym? Come on, Wordcrafters! I was re-reading this thread and saw this challenge that no one rose to and no one answered! I can't come up with a homographic/contranymic oymoron, but how about two words that are homophones...
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Discussion Topic  RE: Name That Book! Help! (in Questions & Answers about Words) by BobHale
quote:Originally posted by Caterwauller:I'd never heard of a contranym before! What other -nyms are there? I know about homonyms and antonyms and synonyms . . .Why did we spend time in school learning about wars when we should have been learning more nyms???? Onelook lists 94 nyms....
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Discussion Topic  RE: Name That Book! Help! (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Caterwauller
I'd never heard of a contranym before! What other -nyms are there? I know about homonyms and antonyms and synonyms . . . Why did we spend time in school learning about wars when we should have been learning more nyms????...
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Discussion Topic  RE: Least favorite words? (in Potpourri) by tsuwm
an antonym for feckless?! why, feckful, of course! YCLIU ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Talk about not thinking things through... (in Potpourri) by Asa Lovejoy
The antonym is "sensible person." "Fan" is a shortened form of "fanatic."...
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Discussion Topic  RE: Am I computer "unsavvy"? (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Asa Lovejoy
The antonym for computer savvy is Asa Lovejoy, alas... ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: deck out (in Questions & Answers about Words) by zmježd
I thought ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Autoantonym for the word "Community" (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Richard English
And what is an autoantonym? How does it differ from an antonym?...
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Discussion Topic  RE: Oxymorons (in Wordplay) by Kalleh
and a contranym? Come on, Wordcrafters!...
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Discussion Topic  RE: Oxymorons (in Wordplay) by Chris J. Strolin
quote:Originally posted by Kalleh:Can you come up with an oxymoron that contains a homograph and a contranym? Come on, Wordcrafters! Is the answer forthcoming? It doesn't appear that anyone is going to hazard a guess.Tinman, this would seem to be right up your alley. I would have given it a shot...
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Discussion Topic  RE: Name That Book! Help! (in Questions & Answers about Words) by shufitz
jo asked, "And while we are at it, what would be a word that has opposite meanings?"Such a word is called contranym. One example is "cleave," as Asa points out. Another is the verb "sanction," which became a bit of an in-joke between tsuwm and me here. Various on-line lists of contranyms, easily...
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Discussion Topic  RE: Autoantonym for the word "Community" (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Kalleh
Thread revival I read a column in QT, from the Chicago Sun Times, the other day, and he is definitely on our wavelength. First he mentions all the words that we've mentioned here for a word that has opposite meanings, including autantonym, contranym, contronym, antilogy, enantiodrome. He then says...
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Discussion Topic  RE: Talk about not thinking things through... (in Potpourri) by Kalleh
Is there an antonym to fan? That's what I am of both Shilo's parents....
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