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Top 20 Antonyms in Hindi Posted by on May 26, 2015 in Hindi Language

Let me share with you the top 20 antonyms as per their popularity in Hindi. The antonym is called विलोम शब्द (Vilom Shabd which literally means Opposite Word).

The antonyms are given below in Devanagari script as well as the romanized script in italic. English translations are also given in the respective brackets. Hope you’ll learn some new vocabulary through these antonyms.

  1. अच्छा (Achcha – Good, Nice) – बुरा (Bura – Bad, Nasty)

  2. प्रकाश (Prakash – Light) – अंधकार (Andhakar – Darkness)

  3. लायक (Laayak – Capable) – नालायक (Naalaayak – Incapable)

  4. सौभाग्य (Saubhagy – Good Luck) – दुर्भाग्य (Durbhagy – Bad Luck)

  5. धनी (Dhani – Rich) – निर्धन (Nirdhan – Poor)

  6. सुख (Sukh – Happiness) – दुःख (Dukh – Sadness)

  7. मूर्ख (Murkh – Fool) – विद्वान् (Vidvaan – Expert, Scholar)

  8. सरल (Saral – Easy) – कठिन (Kathin – Difficult)

  9. पूरा (Pura – Complete) – अधूरा (Adhura – Incomplete)

  10. शत्रु (Shatru – Enemy) – मित्र (Mitr – Friend)

  11. राजा (Raja – King) – रंक (Rank – Rags)

  12. हिंसा (Hinsa – Violence) – अहिंसा (Ahinsa – Non-Violence)

  13. दिन (Din – Day) – रात (Raat – Night)

  14. जीवन (Jeevan – Life) – मरण (Maran – Death)

  15. शिक्षित (Shikshit – Educated) – अशिक्षित (Ashikshit – Illiterate)

  16. भय (Bhay – Fear) – निर्भय (Nirbay – Fearless)

  17. सुगंध (Surghandh – Aroma) – दुर्गंध (Durgandh – Stink)

  18. सदाचार (Sadaachar – Good behavior) – दुराचार (Duraachar – Bad behavior)

  19. निडर (Nidar – Fearless, Brave, Dare devil) – डरपोक (Darpok – Coward, Timid)

  20. निर्दोष(Nirdosh – Innocent) – दोषी (Doshi – Guilty)

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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. Sanjay P. Bhakkad:

    Very good information.
    Please provide me the opposite word for “Sajag”

  2. Jahnavi:

    It is right forever