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15 Mind-Bending Words That Have 2 Completely Opposite Meanings

INSIDER Logo By Talia Lakritz of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 16:  If you clip something, are you cutting it or attaching it together? If something is transparent, is it invisible or obvious?  The answer, confusingly, could be either one. A "contronym" is a word that has two contradictory meanings, and the English language is full of them. Here are 15 common words that can mean two completely different things.

If you clip something, are you cutting it or attaching it together? If something is transparent, is it invisible or obvious?

The answer, confusingly, could be either one.

A "contronym" is a word that has two contradictory meanings, and the English language is full of them.

Here are 15 common words that can mean two completely different things.

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