Some common synonyms are kind and nice, glad and happy, fast and quick, shiny and bright, as well as noisy and loud. Some common antonyms are thick and thin, cold and hot, similar and different, early and late, as well as safe and dangerous.
Synonyms are two words with very similar meanings. Antonyms are two words with opposite meanings. Understanding these concepts is important to help develop writing skills by providing versatility in word choice. Additionally, standardized testing companies frequently present questions about synonyms and antonyms on exams. Synonyms and antonyms have to be of the same word type as each other. A synonym of a noun has to be a noun and a synonym of a verb has to be a verb of the same tense. .
A few common synonyms for the word "confusing" are bewildering, disorienting, distracting and embarrassing. Antonyms for "confusing" are calming, peaceful, clear and organized. Some words do not have exact synonyms and antonyms, as they are extremely specific. The word "rock" contains a few loose synonyms such as gravel, stone, metal, rubble and slab. Since the word "rock" is a noun referring to a specific object, there are no antonyms for the word.