|Contronyms - Self-Antonyms, American English - Page 1|
The word contronym is used to refer to words that, by some freak of language
evolution, are their own antonyms. A few English words have such disparate
definitions that one meaning is the opposite of another. These are called
"contronyms" or "self-antonyms."
1. clip - joining things together (join with a paper clip) or taking them apart (clip coupons from the newspaper)
2. fast - move quickly (she ran fast) or fix in one spot (it was made fast to the wall)
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