List of Synonyms and Antonyms of “A” Words


Word Synonyms Antonyms
Abandon desert, leave, quit, forge, renounce, surrender continue, keep, pursue
Abolish cancel, nullify, annul, invalidate, negate, set aside establish, set up, found
Abrupt hurried, sudden, blunt, curt, brief, brusque smooth, gradual, courteous
Accomplish achieve, attain, gain, reach, realize, fulfill fail, forsake, give up
Abstract hypothetical, theoretic, academic, speculative, ideal, abstruse concrete, definite, factual
Absurd foolish, idiotic, silly, insane, nonsensical, moronic logical, reasonable, rational
Abundant ample, generous, heavy, bountiful, plentiful, substantial rare, tight, scarce
Accelerate hasten, hurry, quicken, hustle, expedite, speed up decelerate, retard, slow down
Accumulate aggregate, amass, collect, garner, gather, pile up disperse, scatter, dissipate
Accuracy correctness, exactness, truth, veracity, precision, rightness inaccuracy, error, anomaly
Accuse arraign, charge, indict, denounce, incriminate, allege absolve, defend, exonerate
Acquire gain, get, procure, obtain, secure, win forfeit, forgo, relinquish
Acute critical, crucial, piercing, sharp, incisive, shrill dim, dull, obtuse
Adequate enough, satisfactory, sufficient, comfortable, average, decent deficient, wanting, insufficient
Admire appreciate, praise, value, respect, like, regard blame, condemn, disapprove
Adopt affirm, approve, confirm, sanction, pass, ratify disclaim, disowm, spurn
Adventurous bold, daredevil, daring, enterprising, dangerous, risky cautious, safe, timid
Adversity misfortune, unluckiness, haplessness, affliction, hardship, bother fortune, happiness, prosperity
Affection liking, love, attachment, fondness, sentiment, loyalty enmity, dislike, hatred
Aggregate amount, sum, total, totality, entirety, gross individual, separate, single
Aggressive hostile, militant, combative, contentious, belligerent, attacking complaisant, laid back, easy-going
Agree accept, tally, nod, consent, accede, concur differ, contradict, disagree
Alert observant, vigilant, watchful, keen, witted, wary inattentive, asleep, drowsy
Alliance coalition, league, union, group, association, confederation discord, hostility, antagonism
Alone lonely, single, isolated, apart, solitary, detached together, accompanied, escorted
Amazing astonishing, fantastic, fabulous, incredible, marvelous, wonderful average, ordinary, commonplace
Ambitious aspiring, desirous, emulous, eager, longing, ardent satisfied, content, unassuming
Amend correct, improve, rectify, redress, revamp, ameliorate blemish, impair, worsen
Amplify boost, enlarge, expand, increase, magnify, develop lessen, summarize, compress
Amuse recreate, regale, divert, delight, please, entertain annoy, fatigue, bore
Ancient old, archaic, outdated, obsolete, primal modern, new, young
Anonymous nameless, unnamed, unsigned, unidentified, mysterious, shadowy named, known, identified
Anxiety nervousness, distress, unease, concern, worry assurance, composure, quietude
Appealing tempting, interesting, alluring, engaging, fascinating, charming disagreeable, unappealing, off-putting
Appreciate value, admire, welcome, cherish, escalate, recognize condemn, disregard, disapprove
Apprentice learner, intern, novice, beginner, student, trainee mentor, teacher, experienced
Approve accept, support, ratify, recognize, endorse, like deplore, censure, disallow
Arrogance haughtiness, insolence, egotism, conceit, superciliousness, pride humility, servility, meekness
Artificial synthetic, unnatural, false, fake, deceptive, sham real, genuine, natural
Ascend rise, amount, climb, increase, spring, mount descend, lower, decline
Assist help, aid, support, abet, relieve, back hinder, oppose, thwart
Assurance promise, certainly, guarantee, belief, pledge, warrant uncertainly, doubt, hesitancy
Astonishing surprising, amazing, astounding, fabulous, incredible, marvelous dull, boring, unimpressive
Attain achieve, accomplish, gain, reach, gain, get, realize desert, forfeit, surrender
Attentive intent, heedful, considerate, regardless, responsive, conscientious heedless, inattentive, neglectful
Attract appeal, draw, entice, allure, fascinate repel, repulse, deter
Auspicious opportune, propitious, favourable, timely, benign, fortunate hopeless, unluckily, ill-fated
Authentic credible, genuine, trustworthy, valid, real, original fake, counterfeit, unreal
Autonomous free, independent, sovereign, separate, self-governing, unrestrained dependent, subject, bound
Average common, acceptable, moderate, usual, typical, ordinary outstanding, exceptional, unusual
Avoid escape, shun, evade, elude, duck, dodge face, seek, want
Awake conscious, aware, alert, stirring, roused, wakeful unconscious, asleep, lull
Aware alive, awake, alert, stirring, roused, wakeful ignorant, unaware, insensitive
Awful dreadful, shocking, horrible, terrible, ghastly, appalling charming, pleasing, beautiful
Awkward clumsy, graceless, inept, cumbersome, inelegant dexterous, adept, skillful

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