Wacky Weather

My theme for the Blogging from A to Z Challenge is contronyms. A contronym is a word with two or more opposite meanings, making it its own antonym. Click here to find out more about these quirky words.
Molly with the letter WThe end is so close I can taste it. And it’s a good thing because as much fun as I’ve had with these contronyms, I’m plum tuckered out. Fortunately, the W section of the contronym list had a nice array of choices. Unfortunately, it’s all downhill from here – the last three letters will be no fun at all. But for today, the contronym is weather.
Weather - To discolor, disintegrate, wear, or otherwise affect adversely by exposure; to show the effects of exposure to the elements
~ or ~
Weather - To come through (something) safely; to withstand the effects of weather
This poor creature lost his spirit and allowed the elements to weather him . . .
Weathered Lion
. . . while this fierce beast roars at wind, rain, and time as he weathers anything they throw at him.
Sandstone Lion
Are you familiar with contronyms? Can you think of any other ‘W’ contronyms? How Wonderful does Molly look with her letter W?
Weathered lion image courtesy of Sailko
Clean lion image courtesy of Senapa


Teresa's picture

I need to look at Crononyms more. Very interesting.

ME TOOOOO, I'm am so ready for the A-Z to end. When you dream of it, then it needs to end. Right?

Teresa's picture

Sorry -- that's contronyms

Sharon's picture

I have to ask......How many dogs to you have? Or are these letters photo shopped?

John Wiswell's picture

Stone animals seem to handle weather very well. They take it in stride, not that they ever break their stride. It's an attitude thing.

Deniz's picture

Ooh, now that's a good example! And just look at those lovely lion statues.

Susan Taylor's picture

I confess I got a little help from the web, but I found "wind up" which means both start and finish. Thought that was a good one. I, too, can see the finish line. I'm ready to wind myself up to wind up this challenge!


Patricia Lynne's picture

So my first thought was weather as in nature and stuff like that and I was really confused. lol

Ruby Wilbur's picture

Wow, another pair that are so evocative. Maybe (I mean MAYBE) I will try doing contronym prose poems next year. Such a great idea you had for this. Nice job getting (almost) though it!

Ruby is participating in the A to Z Blog Challenge
Ruby Wilbur

Kathy S. Collier-Mehl's picture

How about 'wild'

He lives in the wild.
She's a wild child.

Awesome. Contronyms can make a fun game.

Jocelyn Rish's picture

Teresa - Contronyms have been a lot of fun, but yes, I'm ready for the challenge to be done.

Sharon - Only one of the dogs is mine, but the other four belong to my family members. And no photo shop, just lots of treats and begging them to 'stay'.

John - It's all about the attitude for sure.

Deniz - Thanks. I thought they were quite stately - even the weathered one.

Susan - Yep, wind up was on my list. And, yes, I'm ready for this to wind up too!

Patricia - Yeah, so many of these words have a whole page full of different definitions. It's amazing we're able to communicate at all!

Ruby - Thanks! And make sure to let me know if you do because I can't wait to see what you'd come up with.

Kathy - Yep, wild was also on my list - although the definitions they used were about being enthusiastic about something or being annoyed by something.

Ida Chiavaro's picture

Jocelyn, I'll be sad to see the end of your contronym posts, I agree the challenge weathered me, but I have enjoyed weathering it :)

Jocelyn Rish's picture

Ha! Great use of making the word fit the A to Z challenge. I'm glad to hear you've enjoyed the contronyms.

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