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  • This was, I hope, a nonce-antinym - though others have now told me of similar experiences.

    On antinyms

  • I think the most heavily used antinym is 'free' - as in "Free on plans over £30 a month" or "You can get the handset free for only £15 on ..."

    On antinyms

  • So: antinym - a word whose referent becomes the opposite of its original sense.

    On antinyms

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  • Madeupical (or neotatologism) - "a word whose referent becomes the opposite of its original sense".

    Seen here.

    August 26, 2010