Antonyms of adj tropical

3 of 4 senses of tropical

Sense 1
tropical, tropic -- (relating to or situated in or characteristic of the tropics (the region on either side of the equator); "tropical islands"; "tropical fruit")

INDIRECT (VIA equatorial) -> polar -- (of or existing at or near a geographical pole or within the Arctic or Antarctic Circles; "polar regions")

Sense 3
tropical -- (characterized by or of the nature of a trope or tropes; changed from its literal sense)

INDIRECT (VIA figurative) -> literal -- (limited to the explicit meaning of a word or text; "a literal translation")

Sense 4
tropical, tropic -- (of weather or climate; hot and humid as in the tropics; "tropical weather")

INDIRECT (VIA hot) -> cold -- (having a low or inadequate temperature or feeling a sensation of coldness or having been made cold by e.g. ice or refrigeration; "a cold climate"; "a cold room"; "dinner has gotten cold"; "cold fingers"; "if you are cold, turn up the heat"; "a cold beer")

Similarity of adj tropical

4 senses of tropical

Sense 1
tropical, tropic -- (relating to or situated in or characteristic of the tropics (the region on either side of the equator); "tropical islands"; "tropical fruit")
       => equatorial (vs. polar) -- (of or existing at or near the geographic equator; "equatorial Africa")

Sense 2
tropical -- (of or relating to the tropics, or either tropic; "tropical year")

Sense 3
tropical -- (characterized by or of the nature of a trope or tropes; changed from its literal sense)
       => figurative (vs. literal), nonliteral -- ((used of the meanings of words or text) not literal; using figures of speech; "figurative language")

Sense 4
tropical, tropic -- (of weather or climate; hot and humid as in the tropics; "tropical weather")
       => hot (vs. cold) -- (used of physical heat; having a high or higher than desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or causing a sensation of heat or burning; "hot stove"; "hot water"; "a hot August day"; "a hot stuffy room"; "she's hot and tired"; "a hot forehead")

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