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A contronym, sometimes spelled contranym (also antagonym is used), is a word that is its own opposite. For example, the word "fast" can mean "moving quickly" as in "what a fast runner," or it can mean "unable to move" as in "stuck fast." It is a special kind of an antonym, where the two words are homonyms or homophones.

There are two ways a word becomes an contronym:

1. Two different words become the same. (Cleave)
2. The word changes meaning to the contrary, but the original meaning stays alive. (Awful)

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1 List of Contronyms
2 See also
3 External link:

List of Contronyms

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