0

Assuming that a task is a piece of work to be completed, is there a single word or noun that would be the antonym of a task, meaning a piece of work that has been completed?

So far my best bet is accomplishment or achievement, but I feel they imply the task was difficult and that completing it was an exploit.

An example sentence could be "Here is a list of your accomplishments this past week."

5
  • completed assignments – Lambie Apr 1 at 15:47
  • 1
    tasks are accomplished whether trivial or monumental. – Jim Apr 1 at 15:49
  • 1
    'Accomplishment' and 'achievement' were given stipulative definitions in linguistics by Vendler to distinguish telic predicates that are durative (eat a pie) and punctive (pop a balloon) respectively; obviously, the special, noteworthy caveat need not be present here. However, that caveat does, as you say, normally inform the meaning of these two words, despite Jim's insistence on a different definition. @Lambie's suggestion is unmarked and hard to better. – Edwin Ashworth Apr 1 at 16:22
  • We have been known to call them to-do's and to-done's. – Tinfoil Hat Apr 1 at 18:25
  • @TinfoilHat - I’ve also heard ta-da list. Which I thought was clever. – Jim Apr 5 at 17:19

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.