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Antonyms Quiz #1

Guess the antonyms of these words.
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Last updated: August 30, 2018
First submittedAugust 30, 2011
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Word
Antonym
Yin
Yang
Transparent
Opaque
Occidental
Oriental
Black
White
Implicit
Explicit
Figurative
Literal
Masculine
Feminine
Poetry
Prose
Automatic
Manual
Word
Antonym
Digital
Analog
Add
Subtract
Antonym
Synonym
Suffix
Prefix
Day
Night
Protagonist
Antagonist
Zenith
Nadir
Nocturnal
Diurnal
Optimist
Pessimist
Word
Antonym
Plural
Singular
Urban
Rural
Wane
Wax
Maximum
Minimum
Drunk
Sober
Export
Import
Sequel
Prequel
Ancestor
Descendant
Microcosm
Macrocosm
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level 65
Sep 18, 2013
never heard of macrocosm...just tried it.
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level 65
Apr 19, 2018
I thought the last two were the hardest. I tried successor, progeny, posterity, children, etc., before I got around to descendant.
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level 62
Dec 7, 2018
Yes I tried child, children, heir, offspring, even spawn. Couldnt think of more english words meaning children of your bloodline that come after you. (Well not come after you haha) I think atleast offspring should be allowed Edit; and after looking it up (heard of posterity, not sure about progeny, but either way not sure about the exact definition) posyerity and progeny should be allowed too. All three all listed as synonyms to descendant
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level 63
Sep 18, 2013
Zenith/nadir is one of the very things I remember from my college astronomy class. LOL
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level 14
Sep 18, 2013
78%. Never heard of some of these terms.
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level 34
Oct 1, 2013
Perhaps standard can also work for the opposite of automatic
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level 45
May 5, 2019
Yes. I thought the same thing.
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level 64
Oct 25, 2013
Progeny should really be accepted as an antonym for ancestor.
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level 47
Oct 30, 2013
agreed
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level 49
Nov 8, 2013
yes, should be!
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level 77
Mar 25, 2014
agree (1,000) This was my first thought as well.
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level 44
Aug 12, 2014
Descendant is the perfect choice. Progeny is not as strong. For one it rarely ever takes the plural. When referring to more than one, you would still say "my progeny." Secondly, in usage it's far more academic than descendant. Ancestor is a fairly casual word. Similarly is descendant. You would casually say "the descendants of Thomas Jefferson." "The progeny of Thomas Jefferson" not so much. Definition alone does not make it an antonym. The antonym for "large" is not "little" but "small."
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level 50
Jan 9, 2016
I agree, but I think your reasons are incorrect. The first is irrelevant and the second is not really true. Actually, progeny was my first answer, too. But when I looked at several definitions - I saw progeny referring to just one generation of offspring, where ancestors can include many generations. Descendants can also include many generations. But progeny: just one. So it's not the opposite. It's not entirely obvious, though, because the same sources that define progeny as one generation of offspring and descendants as any number of generations . . . .will also list descendants and progeny as synonyms. Two words that are true synonyms to each other would both be antonyms to the same word(s). For example, little is indeed an antonym of both large and big. Similarly, small is an antonym of both words.
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level 71
Jun 16, 2016
You both make good points but I think the reason progeny doesn't work is much simpler than that: it's just number agreement. Ancestor is singular. Progeny is both the singular AND the plural form of the word, and so it's just not a grammatical fit.
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level 28
Dec 15, 2013
I think the antonym 'provincial' should also be accepted for 'urban' (when talking about a person). And maybe 'kin' for 'ancestor' and 'remove' for 'add'.
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level 57
May 2, 2019
kin definitely isn't the antonym of ancestor, kin is just anyone who's related to you
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level 57
Jun 11, 2019
kith and kin are antonyms, pretty much made for each other
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level 12
Feb 14, 2014
i like this quiz!
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level 43
Feb 14, 2014
can you add "dayturnal" for diurnal? thanks! i kid i kid..... but seriously. i tried it.
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level 65
Apr 28, 2014
I did too! Then I remembered diurnal :)
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level 71
Mar 14, 2014
Darn, I kept retyping "remove" and "withdraw" for "add"... never even thought of subtract.
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level 48
Apr 2, 2014
I think "single" should work for "plural"
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level 71
Jun 16, 2016
Single would be the antonym of multiple.
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level 24
Nov 12, 2017
Or the antonym of married
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level 52
Apr 14, 2014
In art, an antonym for 'figurative' would be 'abstract'. Shouldn't that one work as well?
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level 78
May 2, 2014
Agreed. I kept trying abstract... it should definitely be accepted, since the clue is vague.
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level 46
Jan 12, 2016
I agree with that too.
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level 60
Oct 10, 2016
Me too.
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level 56
Apr 23, 2018
that's what I did too.
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level 58
May 2, 2019
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level 44
May 14, 2014
Could you please also accept "rustic" as the opposite of "urban"? Thank you.
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level 71
Jun 16, 2016
...that's not even close.
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level 63
Oct 16, 2018
look at the definition, he/she is right.
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level 62
Jul 13, 2019
I think suburban, country and pagan (the original meaning) i meant to say rural, it just didnt surface
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level 50
Jun 25, 2014
Got them all with 3:40 left.
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level 50
Aug 1, 2014
4:07 this time around, feeling great!
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level 77
Jan 9, 2016
I did almost as well but I got hung up on zenith thinking the antonym was azimuth.. finally I figured out I wasn't spelling it wrong and the answer was something else. Then it came to me.
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level 62
Aug 28, 2016
Got all except zenith. Nice quiz.
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level 28
Mar 11, 2015
I really liked having antonym as one of the things to find the antonym for. Great quiz!
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level 58
Jul 12, 2015
Why can I never remember the antonym for Zenith?!! So annoying.
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level 72
Aug 23, 2017
You think that's bad? You ain't seen nadir yet ... seriously, that's how I remember which one is which
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level 71
Sep 26, 2015
A 5-star quiz!!!
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level 24
Dec 22, 2015
How do you add pictures to quizzes?
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level 58
Jan 9, 2016
QM chooses quizzes to feature and adds the picture himself.
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level 62
Jan 9, 2016
I got them all with 3 minutes left except for diurnal.
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level 58
Jan 11, 2016
Am I the only one who tried spelling "opaque" with a 'g' instead of a 'q'? How embarrassing!
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level 71
Jun 16, 2016
I knew how to spell opaque, but I just found out about six months ago that I've been *pronouncing* it wrong my entire lifetime! And I'm WELL over 40. Derp.
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level 40
May 4, 2019
I did first too then switched it when it wasn't accepted :p
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level 44
Jan 11, 2016
Tool - sober ;)
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level 61
Jan 22, 2016
Obscure for transparent?
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level 59
Apr 30, 2018
I second this.
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level 31
Feb 1, 2016
Progeny should work!!!!!
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level 71
Jun 16, 2016
Please scroll up and read the discussion on why progeny doesn't work.
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level 44
Mar 25, 2016
I got 16. Is that ok for someone whose first language isn't english? :/
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level 71
Jun 16, 2016
I, personally, think that sounds great! Some of these are *really* hard, and besides, antonyms are getting into some advanced language skills. Plus here you are practicing your skills by taking these quizzes, so I say awesome work!
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level 67
Jun 19, 2016
I think that is terrific, I am always in awe of how well some people can manage English as a second (sometimes third) language.
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level 62
Dec 7, 2018
Just curious; how/when is something your second or third language? When you know several language besides your native tongue. (Random, or the one you happen to better at? Or something else?) Or is it only called second language when you have actually been raised in more than one language (like an english mother and a french father, just to give an example) Would make sense... because then you say MY second language (not that you own it, but is is more your own than when, say, you learned another language at 30) You see, english isnt my first language? I know the words, and the meaning of them, but that doesnt allways mean you know what is meant by them ;)
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level 67
May 2, 2019
Usually, your first language is the one you were actually raised speaking. And yes, that does mean it's possible to have more than one first language, if you were raised in a household that spoke multiple languages. A second/third/etc. language would be one that you learned later in life, after you already knew how to speak your first language(s).
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level 62
Jul 13, 2019
I think my point was if you know like 3,4,5+ languages when is something your second language (when you have only been raised with one), how do you decide which one is your second language. First is obvious.
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level 45
Apr 15, 2016
for urban put remote area
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level 67
Oct 12, 2016
A little table by my armchair is my remote area.
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level 62
Jul 13, 2019
it is remote when you cant reach is. Like when your remote is lying by the television instead of on your couch.. (or wherever you are sitting) I hate it when people move my remote.,.
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level 52
May 29, 2017
thats two words?
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level 49
Sep 5, 2016
I think progeny should be accepted
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level 53
Mar 3, 2017
See discussion above.
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level 43
Sep 18, 2016
Done this one four times (coz it's useful and fun). Always get stuck on diurnal, though i got nadir this time.
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level 57
Jan 15, 2017
100% with 2:12 left. I'm da man!! :-)
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level 66
Mar 14, 2017
For some reason, I never put together "oriental" as literally meaning "eastern." I just thought of orient in the sense of the verb, i.e. to right one's sense of direction.
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level 62
Dec 7, 2018
Isnt that orientate? (That what it would translate to from dutch orienteren. Not that there arent exceptions to certain rules. Language can be a strange thing)
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level 66
May 3, 2019
No, you can orient yourself towards a certain direction.
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level 68
Aug 23, 2017
Not sure I agree with the antonym of protagonist, regardless of what any dictionary or thesaurus will tell you. A protagonist is defined as the main character in a story, while antagonist describes an opponent. However, in a story you can have two protagonists who happen to fight against each other, i.e. becoming antagonists to each other (think the battle between your personal angel and devil). The opposite of protagonist for me would be every other (supporting) character that is not "main" - much like in a film where you have main actors (standing for the main character) and supporting actors (for supporting characters).
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level 24
Nov 12, 2017
I would'nnt call supporting actors the opposite of lead actors...
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level 52
Oct 24, 2017
Can the original quizmaker be forced to review this quiz please? People are making suggestions EVERYWHERE but the Quizmaster seems to be ignoring everyone. For example - the antonym for "figurative" - as far as I'm concerned - is factual. Literal works too, but both should really work.
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level ∞
Oct 26, 2017
I'm reading the comments but choosing not to take action. Many of these words have "canonical" adjectives. Figurative/literal is an example of this. Knowing the correct answer means knowing the exact word, not just a word that means somewhat the same thing.
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level 38
Oct 12, 2018
The quiz is perfect the way it is! Please do not accommodate the whiners. You either know something or you don't. If you know, then good for you. If you don't, then you may learn something by seeing the correct answers.
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level 24
Nov 12, 2017
Is prose really the opposite of poetry....? Is it really? Really....? I mean I guessed it but still...I don't agree.
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level 66
May 3, 2019
It’s literally the definition of prose.
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level 43
Apr 12, 2018
If I say “I am starving” when I am very hungry it can be a “fact” even though I don’t mean it “literally”.
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level 3
Jun 21, 2018
Personally, I think the quiz is great! 👍 But I got a near perfect score so naturally, I am biased! 😉 As the Quizmaster states ... the definitions sought are very specific and a word that is "close" cannot be considered to be the correct answer! In any case, this is a great opportunity to learn something new! Right? Right! :)
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level 18
Aug 30, 2018
Interesting quiz but poetry and prose are not antonyms. Poetry can be written in verse but also in prose. You could argue that verse poetry is the opposite of prose poetry, but not that poetry and prose are antonyms.
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level 67
Oct 3, 2018
Oddly appropriate that "nadir" is the least-guessed answer.
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level 38
Oct 12, 2018
^ Strangely enough, I have no problem with Nadir. My problem is Zenith; I'm always tempted to put "Acme" or "Apex" instead.
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level 59
Mar 13, 2019
I cant believe so many people got Nadir incorrect.
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level 65
Apr 19, 2019
Could you add "minus" as an answer for subtract, it was the first one I thought of.
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level 62
Jul 13, 2019
minus sort of pairs with plus
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level 57
May 2, 2019
100%, but had a brain fade on "automatic" for about 30 seconds. Still got there with 2:37 left
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level 61
May 2, 2019
"Remove" should be accepted as an antonym of "add".
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level 50
May 2, 2019
"Analog"? Surely the word is spelled "analogue"?
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level 77
May 2, 2019
it's not. But if you type in "analogue" you still get the right answer.
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level 66
May 3, 2019
Perhaps it’s a British/American thing. We use catalog instead of the UK’s catalogue, so maybe it is the same with analog and analogue.
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level 62
May 4, 2019
It is..

saying analogue is wrong/not the way to spell it, is just as wrong/makes as little sense as saying the word analog is wrong/not the way to spell it.

you are acting like there is some imperical truth. (Now if people would want to see the spelling in spanish or slovene for instance that would be a different matter. Since the question is in english, the answer should be in english. Unless it is something like the name of a city, then it could be in the native la nguage aswell)

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level 66
May 3, 2019
While diurnal in its purest form is probably the antonym for nocturnal, more often it is actually used to describe changes that occur during both day and night (diurnal cycles vs. seasonal cycles). But I do wonder if it would be technically correct to call daytime critters as “diurnal” creatures (as opposed to nocturnal).
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level 40
May 4, 2019
nocturnal means active by night and diurnal active by day so that is the correct antonym
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level 38
Oct 17, 2019
Missed diurnal and nadir