originality


orig·i·nal·i·ty

noun \ə-ˌri-jə-ˈna-lə-tē\

: the quality of being new and different in a good and appealing way

Full Definition of ORIGINALITY

1
:  the quality or state of being original
2
:  freshness of aspect, design, or style
3
:  the power of independent thought or constructive imagination

Examples of ORIGINALITY

  1. Critics have praised the movie's startling originality.
  2. I was amazed by the originality of her ideas.

First Known Use of ORIGINALITY

1742

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