Antonyms and Synonyms – word lists, activities, and worksheets

Antonyms list in developmental order:

Basic – all/none;  big/little;  day/night;  fake/real; up/down;  near/ far;   loud/ quiet;  best/worst;  give/ take;  in/ out;   stop/ go;   fast/ slow;   wet/dry;   up/down;  good/bad;   hot/ cold;   give/ take;   pull/ push;   young/old

Elementary – add/subtract;  answer/question;  beginning/end;  create/destroy;  more/ less;  first/ last;  real/ make-believe;  left/ right;  easy/difficult;  remember/forget;  question/ answer;  hello/ goodbye;  listen/ignore;  cloudy/ sunny;  harm/ benefit;  east/west;  even/odd;  forward/backward;  most/ least;  male/ female;  straight/ bent;  loose/tight;  part/whole;  north/ south;  shiny/ dull;  invisible/visible;  tomorrow/ yesterday;  upper-case/lower-case

Secondary – attract/repel;  increase/ decrease;  cause/ effect;  fact/ fiction;  similar/ different;  future/past;  simple/ complex;  certain/doubtful; majority/minority;  problem/ solution;  multiply/ divide;  common/ rare;  probable/unlikely;  stimulus/response;  fire/hire;  lead/follow;  rise/fall; positive/negative;  guilty/innocent

Synonyms list in developmental order:

Early Elementary – angry/mad, assist/help, bad/awful, begin/start, below/under, bother/annoy, buy/purchase, choose/pick, close/shut, connect/join, combine/mix, company/business, component/part, conclusion/ending, couch/sofa, dad/father, data/information, dirt/soil, find/locate, easy/simple, equal/same, get/receive, image/picture, imitate/copy, intelligent/smart, law/rule, lucky/fortunate, mix/stir, object/thing, observe/watch, name/title, quiet/silent, right/correct, order/sequence, rich/wealthy, tell/say, raise/lift, rescue/save, thin/narrow, trade/swap, trash/garbage, unusual/strange, watch/observe

Later Elementary – accomplish/achieve, answer/reply, antonym/opposite, artificial/man made, attribute/property, bargain/deal, choose/select, collect/gather, complete/finish, danger/hazard, directions/instructions, empty/vacant, estimate/guess, faithful/loyal, float/drift, genuine/real, hall/corridor, hurry/rush, illustration/picture, job/occupation, labor/work, last/final, many/numerous, praise/compliment, reliable/dependable

Secondary – brief/concise, casual/informal, clear/transparent, country/nation, dive/plunge, enlarge/ magnify, evidence/support, freedom/liberty, inspect/examine, instance/occurrence, meaningful/significant, necessary/required, previous/former, value/worth

Antonym Contrast Cards

Click on picture to view a small preview of each activity. Click on Doc or PDF to download worksheets in preferred format.

(1)(2)(3)(4)

(1) Antonyms Basic 1 Doc PDF;  (2) Antonyms Basic 2 Doc PDF;     (3) Antonyms Elem 1 Doc PDF;    (4) Antonyms Elem 2 Doc PDF

Antonym and Synonym Word and Sentence Searches

Click on picture to view a small preview of each activity. Click on Doc or PDF to download worksheets in preferred format.

(1) (2) (3)(4)

(1) Basic Antonyms Word Search Doc PDF;      (2) Later Developing Antonyms Word Search Doc PDF;      (3) Combined Synonym and Antonym Word Search Doc PDF;     (4) Antonyms and Synonyms Sentence Search Doc PDF

Antonyms and Synonyms Matching Worksheets

Click on picture to view a small preview of each activity. Click on Doc or PDF to download worksheets in preferred format.

(1) (2)(3)(4)(5)

(1) Antonyms Matching – Basic  Doc PDF;      (2) Antonyms Matching – Early Elementary  Doc PDF;     (3) Combined Antonyms Matching Activity Doc PDF;     (4) Synonyms Matching – Early Elementary  Doc PDF;      (5) Synonyms Matching – Later Elementary Doc PDF;

Other Antonyms and Synonyms Worksheets and Activities

Click on picture to view a small preview of each activity. Click on Doc or PDF to download worksheets in preferred format.

(1) (2) (3)(4) (5)(6)(7)(8)

(1) Antonyms and Synonyms Sentence Maze Doc PDF;     (2) Antonyms and Synonyms Sentence Jumble Doc PDF;     (3)  Antonyms Grid  Doc PDF;      (4) Synonyms Grid Doc PDF  (5) Basic Antonyms Remember It Doc PDF;     (6) Later Developing Antonyms Remember It Doc PDF(7) Basic Synonyms Remember It Doc PDF;     (8) Later Developing Synonyms Remember It Doc PDF

(1) Antonyms and Synonyms Sentence Search Doc PDF

57 Responses to Antonyms and Synonyms – word lists, activities, and worksheets

  1. maged says:

    thanks alot

    Like

  2. lou cowvan says:

    Awesome! Saved me lots of time!!!

    Like

  3. qwertyui says:

    thanks

    Like

  4. nancy says:

    love them! thanks, a great time saver!

    Like

  5. Neemat says:

    Great idea thanks more than alot.

    Like

  6. pradeep says:

    Thanks!

    Like

  7. rupom says:

    Nice work…..

    Like

  8. Anonymous says:

    yes good ideas …nice not to have to reinvent the wheel

    Like

  9. Anonymous says:

    Thanks very much. A great help.

    Like

  10. chacha says:

    hillo

    Like

  11. Anonymous says:

    very thankful to u

    Like

  12. Anonymous says:

    thank you

    Like

  13. Anonymous says:

    This is a wonderful sight! Thank you so much

    Like

  14. Anonymous says:

    thank you so much.. its a great help.!!!mae salvo

    Like

  15. Anonymous says:

    very useful work thanks very much

    Like

  16. Anonymous says:

    thanks for the goodwork.i like it

    Like

  17. A. Likely says:

    OHHHH how I LUV, LUV, LUV this website!!!! Thanks sooo Much
    xoxoxo,

    very delighted SLP

    Like

  18. karen gidney says:

    this website is helping me out so so much thank you!!!

    Like

  19. sherri says:

    Excellent resource

    Like

  20. Anonymous says:

    Thx a lot

    Like

  21. ahme badr says:

    thanks very much
    that is really great source that can always help us to imrove and develop our english as teachers and students too.

    Like

  22. lara says:

    Thanks so much .this was so helpfull. keep it up !

    Like

  23. Anonymous says:

    My second grade students love these worksheets especially the word searches. Thanks alot !!!
    pokoro

    Like

  24. Anonymous says:

    Fantastic site!!! Thank you so much.

    Like

  25. Pingback: Synonyms & Antonyms. « Elena Marie, SLP

  26. sunny says:

    thanks a lot ,im very poor in these grammatical .i hope so i could improve my knowledge by overviewing ur above pdf files.if possible could you please mail me basic english course files, so that i can go through it.
    SunnY

    Like

  27. Esther says:

    Great source! Thanks.

    Like

  28. Deta Culley says:

    Awesome! Thanks

    Like

  29. Pingback: questions to

  30. mei says:

    thanks a lot..

    Like

  31. hira says:

    thanks a lot

    Like

  32. hira says:

    thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks……………………………
    thankyou so much …………………..

    Like

  33. Anonymous says:

    Nice work… helped me with my son’s spelling bee

    Like

  34. shravan kumar says:
  35. Heng Lin says:

    ‘spend less time to do a research and i express my thank to that whatever

    Like

  36. sadie says:

    this page is very very good, you must do table of comparations of antonyms and synonyms

    thanks

    Like

  37. Anonymous says:

    Thanks so much for this site. I am an ESL teacher , currently working with a “mild to severe ” synonym continuum. ( “annoyed, angry,enraged). I now have new ideas, and it’s my hope my student will enjoy this as she learns . Thanks again. – Island mom

    Like

  38. moepaingsu says:

    Thank you so much for your sharing

    Like

  39. Quennie ladra says:

    ……!!!!!tankx a l0t 2 u my fwnd synonyms and an2nyms i h0p3 ders much m0r3 ne3ded 2 u…..!!!!!!i l0ve u english subject

    Like

  40. meenu says:

    thanx so very much

    Like

  41. Melody says:

    Thank you so much for this site, !!!!!!

    Like

  42. vimalarany says:

    very very thank you for this site

    Like

  43. Anonymous says:

    I really like your activities.

    Like

  44. Anonymous says:

    Thank you! This was page was so helpful!

    Like

  45. i love the activities . they enable my sis 2 learn n understand more bout english

    Like

  46. Rose Mae Sarino says:

    thank you…this page gives me a help with my module…

    Like

  47. kim says:

    is it opposite day!! this is the worst website ever!!! who made this stuff

    Like

  48. jenilyn m. luces says:

    You are a big help.

    Like

  49. Jill says:

    How did you gather information to determine the developmental order?

    Like

  50. Paul says:

    At the time I created the lists, maybe 10 years ago, I used the Nevada Education Benchmarks, I think it was Ohio’s benchmarks, and much of just my own judgment. It was not meant to be scientifically based – which I don’t think something like that even can be – but a loose, flexible guide to language therapy.

    Like

  51. Rijan says:

    Thank you so much., this kind of synonyms are very important for your study. Thank you once again.

    Like

  52. Kristin Edmonds says:

    Could you please cite the source of the developmental word list? Thanks.

    Like

  53. Paul says:

    I developed these about 15 years ago, based on a combination of Nevada’s and (I think it was) Virginia’s grade level expectations, and my own opinion. My list is similar to any core criteria, or grade level list, in that it has to be more reliant on belief than rigid science. They’re meant to be a helpful, and loose, guideline about what sort of order in which these words are generally learned.

    Like

  54. Lana Olabisi Esther says:

    Tanx

    Like

  55. Amazingness! Thank you so much! This helped me a lot for my child clients that I’m helping in speech therapy! :o)

    Like

  56. maraming maraming salamat! a very big help for me

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s