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Hello everyone,

I know that "warm" is the opposite of "cool", but is "hot" the opposite of "cool" as well?

I know Therausus regards "cool" and "cold" or "warm" and "hot" as simliar words.

My second question is:

Do you regard "old" as the opposite of "modern" or "traditional" as the opposite of "new"?

Regards๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿ™Œ,

Joseph

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The idea of opposite words is not well defined. All antonyms and synonyms are only roughly accurate. You are free to make your own judgments.

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I once read an article that discussed eight different ways that words can be opposites. (I don't remember any of them because this was a long time ago.)

One of the examples there was "What's the opposite of 'buy'?". Adults answered 'sell', but one child answered 'make it yourself at home'. Emotion: smile

The point is that it's sometimes hard to find an exact opposite to any given word. It may even depend on who you ask. As for the examples you've given, I'd say 'hot - cold', 'warm - cool', and 'old - new' are opposites. They are simpler words, so it's easier to think of an opposite. 'traditional' and 'modern' are more vaguely opposites because they are more complex concepts.

CJ

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CalifJimI once read an article that discussed eight different ways that words can be opposites. (I don't remember any of them because this was a long time ago.)One of the examples there was "What's the opposite of 'buy'?". Adults answered 'sell', but one child answered 'make it yourself at home'.
Thank you so much, CalifJim.
CalifJimAs for the examples you've given, I'd say 'hot - cold', 'warm - cool', and 'old - new' are opposites. They are simpler words, so it's easier to think of an opposite. 'traditional' and 'modern' are more vaguely opposites because they are more complex concepts.CJ
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anonymousThe idea of opposite words is not well defined. All antonyms and synonyms are only roughly accurate. You are free to make your own judgments.

Thank you so much, anonymous.

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