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Antonyms Quiz #3

Guess the antonyms of these words.
Last updated: August 11, 2013
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Word
Antonym
Ascend
Descend
Dawn
Dusk
Deep
Shallow
Inferior
Superior
Alkaline
Acidic
Starboard
Port
Centripetal
Centrifugal
Longitude
Latitude
Word
Antonym
Paternal
Maternal
Despair
Hope
None
All
Precede
Succeed
Weak
Strong
Expand
Contract
Satiety
Hunger
Latter
Former
Word
Antonym
Young
Old
Anterior
Posterior
Debit (accounting)
Credit
Artificial
Natural
Forte (music)
Piano
Acute (geometry)
Obtuse
Cursive
Print
International (flight)
Domestic
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level 82
Aug 22, 2013
I was very disappointed that the opposite of alkaline wasn't nickel-cadmium.
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level 29
Nov 19, 2013
:)
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level 21
Mar 14, 2016
You dirty sweat.... But very true
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level 58
Sep 4, 2013
supersede should count as an antonym for precede
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level 69
Nov 19, 2013
alternate possibilities: "superficial" for deep, "genuine" for artificial, "sunset" for dawn, "follow" for precede, "sturdy" for weak, and "some" for none -- replies welcome (and expected)
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level 70
Nov 19, 2013
I agree. If a word doesn't have a true antonym - none/all, e.g. - then what you have is a choice. There are many words which mean the opposite of despair, "hope" is a good one but not the only one. In this type of quiz, such words should be avoided.
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level 75
Nov 23, 2013
There's really no such thing as a perfect antonym.
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level 43
Jul 3, 2014
I think you need to take the word itself and its structure into account. So, while I agree there are many on here that aren't really antonyms, dusk is the logical antonym for dawn, whereas sunset would be logical antonym for sunrise. As for some being an acceptable antonym of all- it's like a thousand Venn diagrams all screamed out at once, and were suddenly silenced.
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level 43
Jul 3, 2014
Sorry, some for none was the suggestion, not some for all.
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level 21
Jun 19, 2018
Agreed. I tried real, genuine, and organic for artificial
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level 72
Nov 19, 2013
Would agree. Could have 'some' for 'none', 'rejoice' for 'despair' and 'internal' for 'international'.
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level 73
Nov 19, 2013
does anyone actually say internal flights?
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level 39
Nov 19, 2013
I thought 'national'. Since there are national flights and international flights...
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level 65
May 8, 2016
Yes but "national" flights are called domestic flights by the airlines...
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level 64
Nov 19, 2013
I would definitely add JOY to "despair"
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level 64
Nov 19, 2013
I tried everything except "contract." I was trying shrink, reduce, deflate...
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level 73
Nov 19, 2013
yeah. I was thinking expand like a business. I tried reduce as well.
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level 76
Nov 19, 2013
A chemist I am not, but isn't the opposite of acidic, basic?
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level 81
Nov 19, 2013
For general intents and purposes, basic = alkaline. And the antonym for both would be acidic, regardless.
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level 49
Mar 22, 2018
basic = alkaloid.. so to answer your question yes, acidic is the opposite of basic. Im not a chemist either but I know the PH, and btw I have alkaloid soil conditions, which as a wannabe botanist is important :)
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level 32
Nov 20, 2013
Authentic/real for artificial? regional for international? joy/happiness for despair? There should be more options...
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level 45
Jan 26, 2014
Agree. I tried synonyms for the given answers but just didn't hit on the one that was wanted. Good quiz, but a bit confusing.....
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level 42
Nov 20, 2013
I got them all except precede. To me, follow or conclude makes much more sense than succeed. Music will precede the speech, and a discussion will follow the speech. An introduction will precede the article and a summary will conclude the article. Oh well.
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level 77
Aug 8, 2014
I was confused by this too, but I understand now. Think in terms of elected leaders: one person precedes the other, while a newly elected person will succeed the incumbent. Still a bit clunky in my opinion, but I see where QM was going with it.
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level 32
Oct 28, 2017
Thanks for this. I was completely baffled, but now I get it.
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level 44
Aug 12, 2014
I agree. Succeed is weak.
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level 35
Mar 7, 2015
Agree. Or genuine.
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level 45
Dec 23, 2013
Follow should work for precede. Look it up in a thesaurus.
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level 39
Mar 3, 2014
I tried shrink for expand's opposite and organic for artificial. :(
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level 77
Mar 6, 2014
Latitude/longitude are not antonyms, as well as paternal/maternal. These are complementary concepts, they do not annihilate each other.
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level 66
Jan 31, 2016
Agreed.
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level 37
Jun 27, 2014
The word I learned for "print" in school was manuscript, or typewritten if done by computer.
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level 45
Apr 23, 2018
wouldn't manuscript be another kind of cursive?
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level 48
Jul 3, 2014
+1 for genuine.
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level 50
Jul 17, 2014
3:27 left!
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level 54
Jul 28, 2014
It should be illegal to put Alkaline/Acidic in the same quiz as Young/Old.
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level 75
Feb 19, 2015
I knew the geometric answer, just couldn't come up with the word once I got hypotenuse in my head. I'm so obtuse.
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level 71
May 28, 2018
Like
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level 79
Jul 9, 2015
Concur with the statements that "follow" should be accepted for precede. Where's the moderator on this? It is a perfect antonym--sorry it's not the one you thought of, but there are a bunch of us that obviously (and correctly) did. CHANGE IT ALREADY! Also "real" should be acceptable for artificial. I also thought "organic" could work here, but I wouldn't fight for that. I do wholly believe "real" should work and think it is pathetic that it is not an acceptable answer.
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level 67
Aug 23, 2015
Dawn is sunrise, antonym is sunset
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level 66
Jan 31, 2016
Not entirely convinced that latitude and longitude would qualify as opposites.
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level 37
Mar 11, 2016
why not compress or shrink for expand
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level 67
May 8, 2016
I agree, should be some latitude (pun) given for words such as 'Shrink'.......... 'Sunset'...........'Greater'....... 'Follow'
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level 34
May 8, 2016
I missed precede. I tried follow, go, end, go after, obey, follow after, etc. I just didn't try succeed. :(
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level 18
May 8, 2016
I wish you'd accept some simpler words for the 'expand' clue... I kept on typing shrink thinking I had spelt it incorrectly...
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level 21
May 8, 2016
Shouldn't shrink be acceptable for expand?
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level 72
May 10, 2016
Please accept block for cursive
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level 67
May 10, 2016
Paternal and Maternal are not antonyms. Just different grammatical genders.
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level ∞
May 10, 2016
Don't overthink it!
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level 36
Mar 3, 2017
I would just like to point out that centrifugal force doesn't actually exist...
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level 62
Mar 10, 2017
Unlike the first two quizzes, these ones had so many possibilities - I wasted an age on different antonyms for expand. Damn English with it's hundreds of different ways to say one thing.
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level 67
Mar 14, 2017
The plus for English is that if you can't think of the exact word you can always make yourself understood by using other words that mean the same thing.
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level 21
Apr 11, 2017
Can you except desend for Descend?
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level 46
May 26, 2017
Joy and or Rejoice should be acceptable antonyms to Despair. Additionally, Organic should be an acceptable antonym to Artificial.
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level 45
Apr 23, 2018
Surely paucity is an antonym of satiety? Too little of vs too much of
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level 77
Feb 7, 2019
Maybe my understanding of the definition of the word "satiety" is not correct. I think of it as meaning having had enough or being satisfied by something. If that is correct then any need, want, or desire would be correct. Not just "hunger".
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level 49
May 28, 2018
"Centrifugal" is not a real experience/force. Centripetal is, and the antonym of this force acting towards the centre of curved motion would be the TANGENTIAL force. Please change this answer.
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level 37
Jul 15, 2018
I the honourable gentleman am very displeased at the fact that one simply did not allow 'internal' or 'national' to be accepted for the direct opposite of 'international' and would therefore wish to make an official complaint.
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level 64
Nov 9, 2018
Really not a very good quiz, just my opinion. Too many words have way too many varied choices for antonyms, as is evident from the number of comments. More choices should be allowed or the words should be changed to something that is more direct or obvious.
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level 67
Apr 5, 2019
Antonym for pedantry?