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Antonyms in Hindi – II Posted by on Dec 26, 2011 in Hindi Language

In continuing my post on Antonyms in Hindi, I will show the antonyms for some of the common Hindi words. Antonyms in Hindi are called विलोम शब्द (Vilom – Opposite, Shabdh – Words)

Like the first post, I would like to point out some observations as given below

Many antonyms are being made by adding certain prefix. You can find many of them in the table below. They will sound similar after the before-said prefix. Some of the common prefix are अनु (anu), आ (aa), अ (a) , नि (ni) , वि (vi), प्रति (prati), दु (du) etc.

The romanized spellings are given in brackets.

Word Word’s Meaning Antonyms Antonym’s Meaning
सावधान (saavdhaan) careful असावधान (asaavdhaan) careless
दुष्ट (dusht) rogue सज्जन (sajjan) noble
पूर्ति (purti) supply माँग (mang) demand
प्रकाश (prakash) light अंधकार (andhkar) darkness
सबल (sabal) capable निर्बल (nirbal) incapable
संधि (sandhi) joining विच्छेद (viched) division
लायक (laayak) suitable नालायक (naalaayak) unsuitable
मान (maan) value, reputation अपमान (apmaan) humiliations
स्वस्थ (svathy) healthy अस्वस्थ (asvathy) unhealthy
धनी (dhani) rich निर्धन (nirdhan) poor
पूर्व (purv) before अपूर्व (apurv) unprecedented
सुख (sukh) happiness दुःख (dukh) sadness
जय (jai) victory, hail पराजय (parajay) defeat
सरल (saral) simple, banal कठिन (kathin) difficult, complicated
बंधन (bandhan) attachment मुक्ति (mukti) freedom
प्रात (praat) morning साय (saay) evening
सुन्दर (sundar) beautiful असुंदर (asundhar), कुरूप (kurup) ugly
गुरु (guru) master, teacher शिष्य (shishy) student
पाप (paap) sin, crime पुण्य (purny) alms-deed
निंदा (ninda) condemnation स्तुति (stuti), प्रशंशा (prashansha) praise
स्वदेश (svadesh) fatherland, home country विदेश (videsh) foreign land
दास (daas) slave स्वामी (svaami) master
दोषी (doshi) guilty निर्दोषी (nirdhoshi) innocent
जीवन (jeevan) life मरण (maran) dying
शिक्षित (shikshit) literate अशिक्षित (ashikshit) illiterate
उन्नति (unnatti) progress अवनति (avnati) decline
सुगंध (sughand) scent दुर्गन्ध (durgand) foul smell
विष (vish) poison अमृत (amrit) elixir
यश (yash) fame अपयश (apyash) ill-fame
संजीव (sanjeev) live निर्जीव (nirjeev) dead
सदाचार (sadaachaar) got treatment दुराचार (duraachaar) bad treatment
धरती (darati) earth, soil, ground आकाश (aakash) sky
परतंत्र (partantr) foreign rule स्वतंत्र (svatantr) self-rule
राग (raag) attachment, passion विराग (viraag) alienation, dispassion
मंगल (mangal) auspicious अमंगल (amangal) inauspicious
भला (bhalaa) kind बुरा (bura) bad
रक्षक (rakshak) one who protects भक्षक (bhakshak) one who eats
निर्गुण (nirgun) without good attributes सगुण (sagun) with good attribute
उत्थान (utthan) development पतन (patan) decline
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Nitin Kumar is a native Hindi speaker from New Delhi, India. His education qualification include Masters in Robotics and Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering. Currently, he is working in the Research and Development in Robotics in Germany. He is avid language learner with varied level of proficiency in English, German, Spanish, and Japanese. He wish to learn French one day. His passion for languages motivated him to share his mother tongue, Hindi, and culture and traditions associated with its speakers. He has been working with Transparent Language since 2010 and has written over 430 blogs on various topics on Hindi language and India, its culture and traditions. He is also the Administrator for Hindi Facebook page which has a community of over 330,000 members.


  1. zahra:

    Thank you so much for your posts.They are very useful and easy to understand.Keep it up!

  2. ashish tiwari:

    sarabi ka bilom shabd kya hoga

  3. Tarannum Shaikh:

    vishal ka vilom shabdh kya hai?

  4. preeti rajputp:

    thanks for it.

  5. bipin pandey:

    what is the opposite of hindi word ” durdasha”. plz give d opposite in hindi

  6. Diya Navas:

    Can I get a little more opposite words? 🙂 *******

  7. Ishan Panwar:

    thanks for it

  8. swathy:

    Thank you for your words but we want more simple words…..

  9. Bhoomi:

    Hhhhhhhhhh thanks for it

  10. Chinmay:


  11. Manay Mehta:

    Thanks can you tell me vilom of famaous

  12. Likitha:

    Could I get dur antonym . If time is there please send the dur antonym

  13. सीमा:

    मुझे तीक्ष्ण का विलोम बताएं

  14. meenu:

    घर का विलोम

  15. Manjula:

    What is the opposite of bahut??

    • Nitin Kumar:

      @Manjula opposite of bahut is kam.


    Not much good I can only see opposite words in Hindi but not in English better than this I can play clash of clam which is online

  17. manisha kaushik:

    Thanks but we want more simple and easy words plzzzzzz….


    वैमनस्यता Ka vilom kya hoga

  19. Anshu:

    Thanks sir it helped me for my Hindi project

  20. Gayu akash:

    Thanks sir it helped me a lot for my project

  21. pratibha:

    Please tell where I can have reference of word asundar used in Hindi language any of dictionary or any literature so that I can explain it to someone.