150 Indonesian Antonym – Vocabulary – Meaning

Antonym refers to opposite meaning of certain words. In Bahasa Indonesia, the use of antonym is frequent, mostly to describe things. Learning Indonesian antonym also helps you to enrich the vocabulary. Below are some examples of Indonesian antonym. Also learn more about Indonesian Figure of Speech.

A

  • Abadi X Fana (Eternal X momentary)
  • Amatir X Ahli (Amateur X profesional)
  • Asli X Palsu (Authentic X Fake)
  • Awal X Akhir (Beginning X Ending)
  • Aktif X Pasif (Active X Passive)
  • Atas X Bawah (Up X Down)

B

  • Besar X Kecil (Big X Small)
  • Benar X Salah (Right X wrong)
  • Banyak X Sedikit (many X a few)
  • Berani X Takut (Brave x Scared)
  • Berat X Ringan (Heavy x light)
  • Baik X buruk (Good x bad)
  • Basah X Kering (Wet X dry)
  • Benci X Suka (Hate x like)
  • Belang X Polos (stripes x plain)
  • Beku X Cair (frozen x liquid)
  • Bongkar X Pasang (Unload x loading)
  • Buas X Jinak (wild x tame)
  • Bohong X Jujur (lie x truth)
  • Bersih X Kotor (clean x dirty)
  • Bening X Keruh (clear x muddy water)
  • Bersama X Sendiri (together x alone)

C

  • Cepat X Lambat (fast x slow)
  • Cinta X Benci (love x hate)
  • Ceroboh X hati-hati (careless x be careful)
  • Cacat X Normal (defect x normal)
  • Canggih X Kuno (sophisticated x ancient)
  • Ceria X Murung (hilarious x gloomy)

D

  • Dekat X Jauh (close x far)
  • Dinamis X Statis (dynamic x static)
  • Dahulu X Sekarang (former x latter)
  • Damai X kacau (peace x chaos)
  • Dorong X Tarik (push x pull)
  • Depan X Belakang (front x back)

E

  • Evolusi X Revolusi (evolution x revolution)
  • Elastis X Kaku (elastic x stiff)

F

  • Fakta X fiksi (fact x fiction)
  • Feminine X Maskulin (feminine x masculine)

G

  • Gagal X berhasil (fail x success)
  • Ganjil X Genap (odd x even)
  • Gemuk X Kurus (fat x slim) 

H

  • Hirau X Abai (Obey X Omit)
  • Hemat X Boros (Frugal x excessive)
  • Hebat X Jelek (great x bad)
  • Hati-hati X Ceroboh (careful x reckless)

I

  • Indah X Jelek (beautiful x bad)
  • Ilegal X Sah (illegal x legal)
  • Impor X Ekspor (import x export)

J

  • Jujur X Bohong (truth x lie)
  • Jahat X Baik (mean x kind)
  • Jawab X Tanya (answer x question)
  • Jinak X Buas (tame x wild)
  • Jumpa X Pisah (meet x separate) 

K

  • Kuat x lemah (Strong x weak)
  • Kecil x besar (small x big)
  • Keras x lunak (hard x soft)
  • Kontan x utang (cash x debt)
  • Kandang x tandang (home x away)
  • Kekal x fana (everlasting x transient)
  • Kanan x kiri (right x left)

L

  • Lincah x diam (nimble x quiet)
  • Lancar x tersendat (fluent x strangle)
  • Langit x bumi (sky x earth)
  • Longgar x sempit (Spread x narrow)
  • Licin x kesat (slippery x coarse)
  • Lupa x ingat (forget x remember)
  • Lapar x kenyang (hungry x full)

M

  • Malas x rajin (lazy x diligent)
  • Miskin x kaya (poor x rich)
  • Mitos x fakta (myth x fact)

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N

  • Nyata x maya (real x illusory)
  • Naik x turun (up x go down)

P

  • Panjang x pendek (long x short)
  • Pandai x bodoh (smart x dumb)
  • Pertama x terakhir (first x last)
  • Panas x dingin (hot x cold)
  • Pinggir x tengah (edge x center)

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R

  • Rapi x berantakan (tidy x mess)
  • Ramai x sepi (crowded x silent)

S

  • Sakit x sehat (sick x healthy)
  • Senang x sedih (happy x sad)
  • Segar x layu (fresh x with)
  • Subur x tandus (fertile x arid)
  • Sejahtera x sengsara (prosperous x miserable)

T

  • terang x gelap (bring x dark)
  • tidur x bangun (cleep x wake up)
  • tajam x tumpul (sharp x blunt)
  • tawa x tangis (laugh x cry) 

U

  • untung x rugi (profit x loss)

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Besides the listed word above, you can also add the word ‘tidak’ or ‘no/non’ before a word to indicate the opposition. Add the word ‘tidak’ will turn the word into antonym. Take a look at below examples:

  • makan x tidak makan (eating x not eating)
  • bagus x tidak bagus (good x not good)
  • lengket x tidak lengket (stick x non-stick)
  • jujur x tidak jujur (honest x dishonest)
  • sopan x tidak sopan (polite x impolite)

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When in doubt, you can always add the word ‘tidak’ to make a word into antonym. But, it is also important to learn the antonym term to get your Indonesian into another level. In most cases, most antonyms in bahasa Indonesia is similar to English, only the language is different. Learning Indonesian antonym should not be a big problem for you, eh? Good luck.