A word that contains its opposite in itself

‘1984’ by George Orwell:

“A word [that] contains its opposite in itself. Take ‘good’, for instance. If you have a word like ‘good’, what need is there for a word like “bad”? “Ungood” will do just as well — better, because it’s an exact opposite.”


What current examples come to your mind? The first word that comes to my mind is “antipsychiatry”.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.