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looking for a word (if it exists)

Postby Whatsahoe » Thu May 29, 2014 11:47 am

Is there a word to describe an action that describes the opposite of what you would think it would be...

Like the word "off" in the phrase "The alarm went off" means the alarm came ON!
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Re: looking for a word (if it exists)

Postby Momma Snider » Thu May 29, 2014 12:23 pm

Would that be a dichotomy? Not exactly, I guess.
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Re: looking for a word (if it exists)

Postby marpocky » Thu May 29, 2014 2:58 pm

Contranym? Kinda...
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Re: looking for a word (if it exists)

Postby Whatsahoe » Thu May 29, 2014 4:24 pm

marpocky wrote:Contranym? Kinda...


That looks about right. :D
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