Interesting Question of the Day – 6 August 2018

What are the better known opposites of the following obscure words?

dictionary trivia

Dysphemism

Eucatastrophe

Heteromaton

Onymous

Pessimum

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2 comments on “Interesting Question of the Day – 6 August 2018
  1. Karla Gatenby says:

    Dysphemism: Euphenism
    Eucatastrophe: Dyscatastrophe
    Heteromaton: Automation
    Onymous: eponymous
    Pessimum: optimum or apex

    • iqtrivia says:

      Most of that is right.

      It’s not quite eponymous. There’s another word which is more commonly used that is the opposite of “onymous”.

      Now on dysphemism, that’s one we didn’t see coming. It’s technically correct (having been coined by Tolkein as we just found out) but there’s another one that is simpler and more common.

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