Opened and Shut


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Opened adjective – Used of mouth or eyes.
Shut is an antonym for opened.
Nearby Words: open, opening, opener
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Shut adjective – Used especially of mouth or eyes.
Usage example: his eyes were shut against the sunlight

Opened is an antonym for shut.
Nearby Words: shutdown, shutting
Antonyms for Shut
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  • Written Sound Effect: Used with restraint for the most part, though in a few books things like chewing, drinking, and doors being opened and shut all have their own sound effects, used frequently.
  • The windows were shut and opened when a slide scenery is placed.
  • Video Game / Free Realms Only Sunstone Valley was opened up before the game was shut down- it was deserts and mesas.
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