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the general term of antonyms of none Options
onsen
Posted: Sunday, April 1, 2018 2:20:21 AM
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Hello,

What is the general term of antonyms of 'none'?

Meriam-Webster shows the following.

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Near Antonyms of none
awful, awfully, enormously, exceedingly (also exceeding), extremely, greatly, highly, hugely, immensely, mightily, mighty, most, quite, terribly, very assuredly, clearly, hands down, perfectly, plainly, really, truly, unequivocally, unquestionably, utterly doubtless, more or less, mostly, rather, slightly, somewhat

Antonyms of none
absolutely, certainly, completely, definitely, positively, surely
Meriam-Webster


By the question I mean if there is a word which acts as the general term of 'Antonyms of none', including 'Near Antonyms of none'.

Thank you
thar
Posted: Sunday, April 1, 2018 3:47:10 AM

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I don't understand the question.
Do you want a word for 'antonyms'?
Or you want one definitive antonym for this word??

None of these look like antonyms to me.
All of them look like bad choices.

Near antonyms will depend on how the word is used, in context.
onsen
Posted: Sunday, April 1, 2018 4:14:59 AM
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thar wrote:
I don't understand the question.
Do you want a word for 'antonyms'?
Or you want one definitive antonym for this word??

None of these look like antonyms to me.
All of them look like bad choices.

Near antonyms will depend on how the word is used, in context.


Thank you very much, thar.

Please think of the following 2 sets.

set A. non-existence.....existence

set B. none....................[?]

Suppose set A (non-existence.....existence) is parallel to set B (none........[?]), what is the word which corresponds to [?]?


Ashwin Joshi
Posted: Sunday, April 1, 2018 9:47:32 AM

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Everyone. IMO.

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FounDit
Posted: Sunday, April 1, 2018 10:24:42 AM

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It would only take ONE, or any number above that, to be the opposite of NONE.


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onsen
Posted: Sunday, April 1, 2018 10:32:24 AM
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Ashwin Joshi wrote:
Everyone. IMO.


Thank you very much, Ashwin Joshi.

Regrettably, it's not the word I'm seeking.
Please consider the following imaginary search on the Internet.

Items………………………………………………………………Results (the number of hits)…………………………………? or none
..................................................................................................................................................
A search for
words ending with ~ism………………………………………………………325………………………………………………………………?

A search for
words beginning with anti~, ending with ~ic………………………14…………………………………………………………………?

A search for
phrases with preposition on……………………………………………………75………………………………………………………………?

A search for
sentences that have two clauses and XX…………………………………0……………………………………………………………none

How are the above ?s expressed?
palapaguy
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Antonyms for the word "none?" Why not look online here: antonymswords.com/none
thar
Posted: Sunday, April 1, 2018 2:04:25 PM

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My answer was actually in my post
None of these...
All of these...

- all.

But, as FounDit says, it depends on what you mean by 'oppposite'.

The opposite of 'none' could be 'one', 'some', 'all'.


Like the opposite of 'nothing' could be 'one thing', 'some things' or 'everything'!


What does not work is any of those adverbs from your list!


What is the opposite of zero? One? Not zero? Infinity?
It will depend on what you need to say.




Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Monday, April 2, 2018 4:43:01 AM

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onsen wrote:
Please consider the following imaginary search on the Internet.
How are the above ?s expressed?


"None" is the negative of "one" - "not one", so the opposite is really "one or more".
The only single word which I can see fitting in all cases is "some". (There are probably phrases.)
That seems a little odd if there is only ONE 'hit', but it is 'some as opposed to none'.

Items………………………………………………………………Results (the number of hits)…………………………………some or none
..................................................................................................................................................
A search for
words ending with ~ism………………………………………………………325………………………………………………………………some

A search for
words beginning with anti~, ending with ~ic………………………14…………………………………………………………………some

A search for
phrases with preposition on……………………………………………………75………………………………………………………………some

A search for
sentences that have two clauses and XX…………………………………0……………………………………………………………none

The more usual action is to ask "Any hits?"

Items………………………………………………………………Results (the number of hits)…………………………………Any hits? (Y/N)
..................................................................................................................................................
A search for
words ending with ~ism………………………………………………………325…………………………………………………………………Y

A search for
words beginning with anti~, ending with ~ic………………………14…………………………………………………………………Y

A search for
phrases with preposition on…………………………………………………75…………………………………………………………………Y

A search for
sentences that have two clauses and XX………………………………0…………………………………………………………………N

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thar is correct - NONE of those "antonyms" or "near antonyms" from Merriam Webster are correct.
They are the wrong part of speech ('none' is a pronoun - it means "not one" or "not any").

All those listed words are near antonyms for the idiomatic adverbial phrase "none too", which means "not at all".

I was none too pleased to hear the news.
I was enormously/definitely/exceedingly pleased to hear the news.
I was none too certain what the result would be.
I was absolutely certain what the result would be.


I was none pleased to hear the news.
I was none certain what the result would be.



Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
Kirill Vorobyov
Posted: Monday, April 2, 2018 4:58:37 AM

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For that table I'd suggest "found / not found"
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Monday, April 2, 2018 6:55:42 AM

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Kirill Vorobyov wrote:
For that table I'd suggest "found / not found"

Yeah - that would work well.


Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
leonAzul
Posted: Monday, April 2, 2018 9:45:11 AM

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onsen wrote:

set B. none....................[?]

set B (none........[?]), what is the word which corresponds to [?]?


any

d'oh!

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