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Synonyms and Antonyms


Synonyms are words that have similar meanings.

For example,

  • big and large
  • talk and speak
  • small and tiny

Two words that have opposite meanings are antonyms.

For example,

  • fat and thin
  • helpful and unhelpful
  • decent and indecent


We can create antonyms by adding prefixes like ‘un’ or ‘in’.

Remember, synonyms aren’t always interchangeable, so make sure you fully understand the meanings.


Your Turn…

1. What is a synonym?
Words that have the same ending
Words that have similar meanings
Words that have opposite meanings

2. What is an antonym?
Words that have the same ending
Words that have similar meanings
Words that have opposite meanings

3. Why is it important to use the correct synonym?
Because you might get into trouble
Because synonyms aren’t always interchangeable
Because it’s really, really important

4. Which of the following are synonyms?
Big and small
Big and large
Big and fast

5. Which of the following are antonyms?
Small and tiny
Loud and noisy
Fat and thin

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