Phantonym – language and words in the newsPosted by Kati Sule on November 19, 2009
Last week Michael Rundell, in the context of what 21st century lexicographers do, discussed the way in which words such as disinterested are defined in dictionaries. There is in fact a name for such words and that is no other than phantonym.
Here are some links if you are interested to find out more about this and related terms:
Want to know more? You can add to your knowledge of ‘nym words’ on this site.
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