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- adj. Of or relating to an antonym or antonyms.
The antonymic figure of speech is a “Rube Goldberg invention,” after the cartoonist who drew up the most complex methods of completing a simple task.
Kartir's inscriptions the high priest includes the same regions in his list of provinces of the antonymic Proto-Iranian term Aryānām, (Land) of the (Iranian) Aryas.
What Crystal has identified may not be an unrecorded British-American antonymic idiom, but rather an instance of a speaker's striving to make sense out of the apparently senseless, and succeeding to his own satisfaction, although not to that of the original speaker.
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