New Word Proposal

I’ve coined a word that English actually needs, and I wanted to share it.

Paradoxynyms: These are words that seem as though they would be antonyms, but are actually synonyms instead, such as flammable/inflammable, caregiver/caretaker, ravel/unravel, etc.

Add any other paradoxynyms you can think of in comments, or Tweet them with the hashtag #paradoxynyms!

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  1. I have heard “unthaw” used to mean the same thing as “thaw” in some of the places I’ve lived. It probably isn’t really a word, though, so it probably doesn’t really count.

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