Antonyms worksheet

Against each key word are given five suggested meanings. Choose the word or phrase which is opposite in meaning to the key word.

1. Keen

a) brilliant
b) sharp
c) dull
d) focused
e) unnecessary

2. Keep

a) celebrate
b) discard
c) convert
d) protect
e) avert

3. Kemp

a) professional
b) atheist
c) brave
d) loser
e) successor

4. Kill

a) animate
b) execute
c) murder
d) slay
e) throw

5. Kindle

a) invoke
b) lavish
c) put off
d) awaken
e) infuriate

6. Kindred

a) family
b) hazard
c) humdrum
d) objective
e) stranger

7. Kinky

a) royal
b) magnificent
c) lowly
d) absurd
e) strange

8. Kingly

a) weak
b) straight
c) vigorous
d) twisted
e) robust

9. Knack

a) dullness
b) dexterous
c) skilful
d) balanced
e) fortunate

10. Knave

a) deadly
b) hero
c) dishonest
d) villain
e) orthodox

11. Knotty

a) easy
b) complex
c) vigorous
d) intricate
e) included

12. Knowledge

a) ignorance
b) scholarly
c) erudition
d) petty
e) absurd

13. Kook

a) sane
b) illiterate
c) fascinating
d) particular
e) arrogance

14. Jaded
a) happy
b) tired out
c) frustrated
d) energetic
e) normal

15. Jeer

a) warm
b) laugh rudely
c) mock
d) applaud
e) vanish

16. Jeopardize

a) empower
b) diagnose
c) upset
d) thwart
e) put in danger

17. Jovial

a) moody
b) delighted
c) happy
d) full of fun
e) none of these

18. Judicious

a) wise
b) imprudent
c) prudent
d) scholarly
e) erudite

19. Lacerate

a) tear the flesh
b) heal
c) hurt the feelings
d) wounded
e) symptomatic

20. Lackadaisical

a) enthusiastic
b) uninterested
c) tired
d) pressurize
e) disallow

21. Languish

a) suffer
b) distressed
c) perish
d) ill
e) have a good time

22. Languor

a) stillness
b) weakness
c) strength
d) illness
e) pleasant

23. Laud

a) condemn
b) praise
c) please
d) wonderful
e) upset

24. Lean

a) slothful
b) straighten
c) pacify
d) incline
e) tide

25. Liberate

a) enclose
b) clean
c) emancipate
d) imprison
e) conceal


1. dull

2. discard

3. loser

4. animate

5. put off

6. stranger

7. lowly

8. straight

9. dullness

10. hero

11. easy

12. ignorance

13. sane

14. energetic

15. applaud

16. empower

17. moody

18. imprudent

19. heal

20. enthusiastic

21. have a good time

22. strength

23. condemn

24. straighten

25. imprison