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In the question "Are there any words that have opposite regional meanings?" there is a list of Spanish words each one having two opposite meanings. Is there a name (in Spanish) for this kind of words?

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Se llama enantiosemia a un tipo de polisemia en el que una palabra tiene dos sentidos opuestos.

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Gracias. Me parece curioso que "enantiosemia" no aparezca en el DRAE. – Gonzalo Medina Nov 20 '11 at 20:21
@GonzaloMedina, al parecer es una palabra "prestada" de otro idioma: – dusan Nov 20 '11 at 20:40

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