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Antonymy refers to the relation between lexical items that are binary opposites in meaning (e.g. alive and dead), gradable opposites in meaning (e.g. young and old), or converse opposites (e.g. buy and sell).


Utrecht Lexicon of Linguistics


Kempson, R.M. 1977. Semantic theory. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

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