Privatives are concepts which are actually the absence of another thing.

E.g Darkness is the absence of light, sobriety is the absence of drunkedness, cold is the absence of heat.

It’s kinda like an opposite, but it’s fun to find a privative that’s treated like an opposite, then invent a real opposite.   Terry Pratchett does it sometimes, anti-light, knurd, anti-heat.

Fun things, privatives.


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