Ever Heard of Contronyms? These Words Are Their Own Opposites!

By Robin Zlotnick

ey, grammar geeks! This one's for you!

We all know about synonyms, antonyms, even homonyms, but how about contronyms? Contronyms are words that have two distinct and totally different meanings. They can mean one thing, or they can mean the opposite.

Isn't the English language just so lovely and straightforward?

HA.

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