An antonym is the opposite meaning of a word. There can be many antonyms for a word. For example, if you were looking for an antonym for the word "good". A good antonym would be the word "bad" or "evil" or "poor". Use the worksheets below to practice finding antonyms.
We ask you to complete the sentence by adding a word from a word bank. You have a choice between two antonyms to correctly complete each sentence.
We word means the opposite of the word that is provided? Choose which of the words makes a perfect antonym to the bold word.
Lining Up Antonyms
A simple match of words that have opposite meanings. Draw a line to match the two antonyms together. Just like black and white, night and day.
This is a really good one for vocabulary building. Read all the words on the line. Find the two that are the exact opposites and circle them.
This is in paragraph format to allow you to understand the contextual use of the words. We give you a reading passage and ask you to replace the underlined words with your choice of antonym. You could take it a step further and not provide a choice of words to use.
Sentences With Antonyms
This one covers every single skill that the core curriculum sights. This basically pulls all of the previous skills we worked on into one. Find a a word that you can switch out and replace with one of the words from the bank above.
The Antonym Clash
Replace a word that is used in the sentence. We find words that need to replaced with antonyms and get to it.
Not This, That!
A good review of this skill. Word bank for half and nothing for the other. We have you first find antonym matches and then we ask you to create your own antonyms.
What's The Opposite Of...
This is a multiple choice format that is often seen and used by most standard tests. We ask you about a bunch of opposites without any context to use.
Synonym and Antonym Match
This covers both forms of words and provides a multiple choice format. The top tests your ability to recognize synonyms. Then we get you again with antonyms on the bottom.
Synonyms and Antonyms
Decide if you are looking at a pair of synonyms or a pair of antonyms. We have you decide if you are looking at synonyms or antonyms and then we have you think of a antonym and synonym pair to write a complete sentence with.
Using the Thesaurus: Antonyms Worksheet 1
Identify all the words that are not the exact opposite. This one covers over two pages. We ask you to find words that are not an antonym to what we present you with.
Using the Thesaurus: Antonyms Worksheet 2
We use more difficult vocabulary words here. Another mixed up version of the previous worksheet. You might need a dictionary or Internet connection for some of these words.
Using the Thesaurus: Antonyms Worksheet 3
We use even more difficult vocabulary here too. These are some serious words. For the most part these words are only used in intellectual conversation of sorts.