Adjectives – Opposites

What is an adjective?

An adjective is a describing word. An adjective gives more information about something.
An adjective generally describes a noun. A noun is a person, a thing, or a place.

List of Adjectives and their opposites

Here we have a list of common adjectives and the opposite of each one.

  • happy – sad
  • big – small
  • hot – cold
  • fast – slow
  • wet – dry
  • black – white
  • nervous – relaxed
  • clean – dirty
  • sick – healthy
  • poor – rich
  • full – empty
  • strong – weak
  • noisy – quiet
  • hard – soft
  • difficult – easy
  • dangerous – safe
  • generous – selfish
  • cheap – expensive
  • lazy – hardworking
  • beautiful – ugly
  • open – closed
  • early – late
  • tidy – messy
  • deep – shallow
  • left – right
  • wrong – right
  • old – new
  • old – young
  • short – tall
  • short – long
  • light – dark
  • light – heavy

Some additional opposites that don’t appear in our video are:

  • funny – serious
  • sweet – sour
  • straight – curly
  • loose – tight
  • low – high
  • good – bad
  • thin – fat
  • narrow – wide
  • close – far

Adjectives – Opposites – Summary Charts

Adjectives - Opposites in English

Adjectives in English - Opposites

English Teacher Resource

See our Adjectives – Opposites charts that can be used in your classroom.

Lesson tags: Adjectives, Opposites, Parts of Speech, Vocabulary
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