One word, two opposite connotations.
My word is patronise!
Anyone who tried either with my wife (apart from me!) would be in a whole heap of trouble!!
If she ran a business I would have thought being patronised is good?
Whenever my sat nav says "bear right", I'm always trying to spot the grizzly bear on the side of the road.
... it's not a bare bear.
Although if you found the moultings of the eldest son of the Lepus family it would be hair of the hare heir.
And if your wife brought an expensive antlered ruminent, you could say that's a dear deer dear.
Cleave - It means both to split in two and to stick together. I think they call these kind of words contranyms.
The wagon that lost it's load when it shed the shed it was carrying .... and ...
one pal to another after noting why we buy the pagan mistletoe ...
That's a right rite to write, Wright!
... inspired this;
What a difference a vowel makes to a meaning!
I refer to "in camera" and "on camera" - poles apart!
My post there also led to to remark on this one
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