TIL: Arrogance and modesty are true antonyms of each other. I mapped the path from one to another using a great old piece of software that makes a graph using wordnet data. arrogance/n is in [arrogance,haughtiness,highhandedness,lordliness] [arrogance,haughtiness,highhandedness,lordliness] is an instance of [pride] [pride] is an instance of [trait] [uncommunicativeness] is an instance of [trait] [reserve,reticence,taciturnity] is an instance of [uncommunicativeness] reserve and reserve/n related by noun.attribute modesty/n is in the synset [modesty,reserve] Unique path Their connection is through their parent (well, great grandparent) TRAIT. That’s all they have in common. They’re traits.

TIL:
Arrogance and modesty are true antonyms of each other. I mapped the path from one to another using a great old piece of software that makes a graph using wordnet data.

arrogance/n is in [arrogance,haughtiness,highhandedness,lordliness]
[arrogance,haughtiness,highhandedness,lordliness] is an instance of [pride]
[pride] is an instance of [trait]
[uncommunicativeness] is an instance of [trait]
[reserve,reticence,taciturnity] is an instance of [uncommunicativeness]
reserve and reserve/n related by noun.attribute
modesty/n is in the synset [modesty,reserve]
Unique path

Their connection is through their parent (well, great grandparent) TRAIT. That’s all they have in common. They’re traits.

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