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Synonyms and Antonyms (Section S)

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Synonyms and antonyms of essential English words are starting with alphabet ‘S’. Learning synonyms and antonyms for the words in this section ‘S’ will be helpful for the aspirants preparing for competitive examinations on English language testing. This section ‘S’ covers terms such as scatter, sever, severe, shabby, shatter, shield, shortcoming, shrewd, significant, slack, slender, solitary, sophisticated, spectacular, speculative, spendthrift, spontaneous, stagnant, stalwart, static, staunch, steadfast, steep, stern, stingy, stout, straightforward, stun, subordinate, summit, superficial, superfluous, supplement, sympathetic, swift etc.

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Word

Synonyms

Antonyms

1

Scatter

dispel, disperse, dissipate, diffuse, disseminate, radiate

hoard, gather, accumulate

2

Sever

carve, cleave, slice, cut, separate, split

combine, join, unite 

3

Severe

demanding, stern, bleak, brutal, dour, momentous

amenable, comprising, willing

4

Shabby

decrepit, dilapidated, scruffy, tattered, abominate, loathsome

kempt, tidy, preserved 

5

Shatter

fracture, rift, smash, ruin, splinter, wreck

fix, repair, mend

6

Shield

defend, guard, preserve, protect, secure, ward

endanger, uncover, open

7

Shortcoming

deficiency, defect, inadequacy, paucity, scarcity, flaw

advantage, sufficiency, plenty

8

Shrewd

astute, canny, perspicacious, cagey, slick, smart

stupid, inept, silly

9

Significant

eloquent, meaningful, suggestive, considerable, consequential, monumental

meaningless, trivial, unimposing

10

Slack

sluggish, lax, loose, derelict, neglectful, remiss

stiff, taut, rigid

11

Slender

bony, fleshless, lanky, lean, skinny, negligible

cubby, overweight, plump 

12

Solitary

detached, isolated, ionesome, secluded, reticent, singular

accompanied, together, sociable  

13

Sophisticated

cosmopolitan, worldly, intellectual, adulterated,thoughtful, cerebral

rustic, rural, simple

14

Spectacular

dramatic, sensational, theatrical, breathtaking, astounding, dazzling

ordinary, usual, plain

15

Speculative

contemplative, deliberative, meditative, pensive, abstract, theoretical

practical, realistic, concrete

16

Spendthrift

prodigal, profligate, extravagant, lavish, profuse, wasteful 

miser, economical, thrifty

17

Spontaneous

impulsive, instinctive, volitional, natural, unrestrained, unpremeditated

deliberate, intended, planned

18

Stagnant

dormant, lifeless, listless, inactive, static, still

moving, active, lively 

19

Stalwart

indomitable, sturdy, dauntless, courageous, stout, dependable

coward, meek, weak

20

Static

immobile, gridlocked, stalled, stationary, inert, latent

active, changeable, variable

21

Staunch

steadfast, firm, allegiant, loyal, true, constant

irresolute, unreliable, undependable

22

Steadfast

determined, unbending, unflinching, unwavering, resolute, steady

disloyal, unreliable, shaky 

23

Steep

abrupt, bold, precipitous, stiff, lofty, elevated

moderate, gentle, beneath 

24

Stern

demanding, exacting, harsh, rigid, severe, unyielding

lenient, tolerant, light 

25

Stingy

close-fisted, niggard, parsimonious, penurious, exiguous, skimpy

generous, unselfish, wasteful

26

Stout

audacious, dauntless, heroic, plucky, valiant, hulking

skinny, underweight, thin

27

Straightforward

candid, downright, ingenuous, forthright, plainspoken, frank

deceitful, devious, dishonest

28

Stun

daze, bemuse, stupefy, numb, petrify, stupefy

expect, calm, bore

29

Subordinate

inferior, lower, petty, collateral, dependent, subservient

chief, vital, major

30

Summit

apex, crest, vertex, acme, pinnacle, zenith

base, bottom, nadir

31

Superficial

cursory, shallow, sketchy, apparent, ostensible, seeming

analytical, thorough, genuine

32

Superfluous

excess, extra, spare, supererogatory, supernumerary, attachment, compliment

basic, fundamental, integral 

33

Supplement

accessory, adjunct, appendage, appurtenance, attachment, compliment

basic, fundamental, integral

34

Sympathetic

empathetic, compassionate, condolatory, understanding, pitying, commiserative

callous, merciless, uncaring

35

Swift

breakneck, expeditious, fleet, hurried, rapid, speedy

delayed, slow, sluggish

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