Main Entry:  contranym
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  any word that can be its own antonym, e.g. cleave, overlook; also called antilogy, autoantonym, contronym, enantiodrome, [Janus word]
Example:  Handicap is a good example of a contranym.'s 21st Century Lexicon
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