Reblog: https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/57032/25-words-are-their-own-opposites

Contronym

con·tro·nym/ˈkäntrəˌnim/nounnoun: contronym; plural noun: contronyms; noun: contranym; plural noun: contranyms

  1. a word with two opposite meanings, e.g. sanction (which can mean both ‘a penalty for disobeying a law’ and ‘official permission or approval for an action’).

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He was put out that his girlfriend puts out. (not a true contronym but…)

10 thoughts on “Reblog: https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/57032/25-words-are-their-own-opposites”

  1. 💜 Suicide is Generally Killing YourSelf EveryOne; yet it also applies to Careers, Relationships, LifeStyle et al, “Success is Suicide…” ‘Lost+’ ~ Coldplay

    …💛💚💙…

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