Simple antonyms: married and single
- Bob is married
- Bob is single
Simple antonyms are contradictory. If one is true the other cannot also be true. There is no middle ground between the words married and single
Gradable antonyms: interesting and boring
- This movie is interesting
- this movie is boring
Gradable antonyms are intermediate terms. The movie could’ve been interesting, boring, or in neither and it could’ve been just ok to watch.
Reverses: open and close
- She will open the box
- She will close the box
These are reverse terms because they are denoting motion and are opposite in directions of each other.
Converses: older and younger
- Kim is older than me
- I am younger than Kim
These are a converse pair because there is an asymettric relation between older and younger.
Taxonomic Sisters: Sprite and Ginger ale
- I like sprite
- I like Ginger ale
Sprite and ginger ale are taxonomic because they have a hyponymous relationship and are both classified as sodas.