Ultimate list of Korean Antonyms 

 September 26, 2021

By  Smriti

This blog will be helpful for those who are studying Korean language and want to improve their grammar skills.

Today we're looking at Korean antonyms. Antonym in Korean is known as 반대말 or 반의어.

Antonyms

Korean word

Antonym 

열다

(to open)

닫다

(to close)

이기다

(to win)

지다

(to lose)

늘다

(to increase)

줄다

(to decrease)

자다

(to sleep)

깨다 / 일어나다

(to wake up)

밀다

(to push)

당기다

(to pull)

성공하다

(to pass)

실패하다

(to fail)

죽다

(to die)

태어나다

(to be born)

수입하다

(to import)

수출하다

(to export)

나가다

 (to go out)

들어오다

(to come in)

필요하다

(to need)

필요없다

(to not need)

가다

(to go)

오다

(to come)

빠르다

(to be fast)

느리다

(to be slow)

유창하다

(to be fluent)

서투르다

(to be unskilled)

알다

 (to know)

모르다

(to not know)

이르다

(to be early)

늦다 

(to be late)

우연하다

 (to do on accident)

의도하다 

(to do on purpose)

바쁘다

(to be busy)

한가하다 

(to be free)

있다

(to exist)

없다

(to not exist)

가능하다

(to be possible)

불가능하다

(to be impossible)

좋다

(to be good)

나쁘다

(to be bad)

뚱뚱하다

(to be fat)

날씬하다

(to be thin)

재미있다

 (to be fun)

재미없다 

(to not be fun)

맛있다

(to be delicious)

맛없다

(to taste bad)

근면하다 / 부지런하다

 (to be diligent)

게으르다

(to be lazy)

약하다

(to be weak)

강하다

(to be strong)

단순하다

(to be simple)

복잡하다 

(to be complicated)

한산하다

 (to not be crowded)

복잡하다

(to be crowded)

건강하다

(to be healthy)

병약하다

(to not be healthy)

행복하다

 (to be happy)

슬프다

(to be sad)

겸손하다

 (to be humble)

거만하다

(to be arrogant)

예쁘다

(to be pretty)

못생기다

(to be ugly)

잘생기다

 (to be good looking)

못생기다 

(to be ugly)

사귀다

 (to get together)

헤어지다

(to break up)

쓸모있다

(useful)

쓸모없다 

(useless)

낙관하다

(to be optimistic)

비관하다

(to be pessimistic)

편하다

 (to be comfortable)

불편하다

(to be uncomfortable)

보수적이다

(conservative)

개방적이다

(liberal)

충분하다

(to be sufficient)

부족하다

 (to be insufficient)

유능하다

 (to be efficient)

무능하다

 (to be inefficient)

가짜

(fake, imitation)

진짜

(genuine)

진심

 (sincere)

가식

 (insincere)

최고

 (best)

최악

 (worst)

흡연구역

 (smoking section)

비흡연구역

 (non smoking section)

알뜰하다

 (to be thrifty)

낭비하다

(to be wasteful)

흥미롭다

(to be interesting)

관심이 없다

(to not be interesting)

같다

 (to be the same)

다르다

(to be different)

젊다

(to be young)

늙다

(to be old)

가깝다

 (to be close)

멀다

(to be far)

깨끗하다

 (to be clean)

더럽다

(to be dirty)

길다

(to be long)

짧다

 (to be short)

조용하다

(to be quiet)

시끄럽다

 (to be noisy)

좋다

 (to be good)

싫다

(to dislike)

높다

(to be high)

낮다

(to be low)

가볍다

 (to be light)

무겁다

(to be heavy)

넓다

 (to be wide)

좁다

 (to be narrow)

밝다

 (to be bright)

어둡다

(to be dark)

달다

 (to be sweet)

쓰다

 (to be bitter)

덥다

 (to be hot)

춥다

(to be cold)

뜨겁다

(to be hot)

차갑다

 (to be cold)

안전하다

(to be safe)

위험하다

(to be dangerous)

맑다

(to be clear)

흐리다

(to be cloudy)

얇다

 (to be thin)

두껍다

 (to be thick)

꽉끼다

(to be tight)

헐렁하다/느슨하다

(to be loose)

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