Have you ever heard of a contranym? It’s a word that has two meanings that are opposites. Why would that even be a thing!? Today we discuss the opposite meanings of DUST.
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Dust is a word with opposite meanings in English. It can mean to remove small particles.
Let’s dust the bookshelf.
But it also means to add particles to a surface.
Let’s lightly dust the surface before we roll out our dough.
Add particles to a surface.
Remove particles to a surface.
How crazy is that?