What is a word people constantly misuse?

What is a word people constantly misuse? by Mandeep Singh Grang

Answer by Mandeep Singh Grang:

You can never depend on the sound of a word to deduce its meaning as there are words which mean nothing what they sound like. Such words are informally called as Phantonyms (phantom + antonym).

Here’s a look at 10 phantonyms in English which are sure to trip even seasoned speakers such as President Obama:

1. Inflammable

The opposite of flammable is non-flammable.

2. Disinterested

The opposite of interested is uninterested.

3. Enormity

Note: If you think enormity also means immensity, please checkout my explanation in the comments section.

4. Suffrage

5. Fulsome

6. Vagitus

7. Phosphene

8. Noisome

9. Restive

10. Minimus

Source: This answer has been reproduced from my full post on my blog Livgently

Also checkout:
10 English Words Which Mean Nothing What They Sound Like

11 English Words Which Are Their Own Opposites

13 English Words That Change Meanings With Pronunciation

What is a word people constantly misuse?

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