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Identify Antonyms

In this worksheet, students practise matching words with their opposing meanings.

'Identify Antonyms' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Writing: Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation

Curriculum subtopic:  Grammar Awareness (learn the grammar of Y5 and 6)

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Some words in our language mean the opposite of other words. These words are called antonyms.

For example: The antonym of good is bad.

 

In this worksheet you can practise identifying antonyms.

Which of the words in the list is an antonym of wonderful?

lovely

happy

dreadful

pretty

sad

Which of the words in the list is an antonym of rude?

helpful

polite

unfriendly

nasty

friendly

Which of the words in the list is an antonym of freezing?

cold

boiling

winter

lukewarm

cool

Which of the words in the list is an antonym of hard?

rough

smooth

bendy

soft

long

Which of the words in the list is an antonym of light?

bright

night

winter

dark

sun

Which of the words in the list is an antonym of top?

lid

roof

middle

bottom

side

Some words have more than one antonym. Tick two words in the list that are antonyms of big.

small

tall

large

medium

little

Tick two words in the list that are antonyms of happy.

sad

lazy

unhappy

excited

tired

Tick two words in the list that are antonyms of slow.

late

fast

early

quick

steady

Tick two words in the list that are antonyms of open.

closed

lid

box

wide

shut

  • Question 1

Which of the words in the list is an antonym of wonderful?

CORRECT ANSWER
dreadful
  • Question 2

Which of the words in the list is an antonym of rude?

CORRECT ANSWER
polite
  • Question 3

Which of the words in the list is an antonym of freezing?

CORRECT ANSWER
boiling
  • Question 4

Which of the words in the list is an antonym of hard?

CORRECT ANSWER
soft
  • Question 5

Which of the words in the list is an antonym of light?

CORRECT ANSWER
dark
  • Question 6

Which of the words in the list is an antonym of top?

CORRECT ANSWER
bottom
  • Question 7

Some words have more than one antonym. Tick two words in the list that are antonyms of big.

CORRECT ANSWER
small
little
  • Question 8

Tick two words in the list that are antonyms of happy.

CORRECT ANSWER
sad
unhappy
  • Question 9

Tick two words in the list that are antonyms of slow.

CORRECT ANSWER
fast
quick
  • Question 10

Tick two words in the list that are antonyms of open.

CORRECT ANSWER
closed
shut
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