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original

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of original

  1. 1 coming before all others in time or order <the original plan had to be discarded when the situation changed drastically> Synonyms earliest, foremost, headmost, inaugural, initial, leadoff, maiden, first, pioneer, premier, virginRelated Words ancient, early, primal, primary, prime, primeval, primitive, primordial; antecedent, preceding, previousNear Antonyms advanced, late; consequent, ensuing, following, subsequent, succeeding; penultimateAntonyms final, last, latest, latter, terminal, terminating, ultimate

  2. 2 having the skill and imagination to create new things <an original artist who wanted his paintings to convey his emotional responses to the people, objects, and landscapes he painted> Synonyms clever, imaginative, ingenious, innovational, innovative, innovatory, inventive, creative, originative, PrometheanRelated Words gifted, inspired, talented; resourceful; fecund, fertile, fruitful, generative, germinal, productive, prolificNear Antonyms imitative, uninspired; infertile, unproductive; talentlessAntonyms uncreative, unimaginative, uninventive, unoriginal

  3. 3 not known or experienced before <separate categories for original and adapted screenplays> Synonyms fresh, novel, new, strange, unaccustomed, unfamiliar, unheard-of, unknown, unprecedentedRelated Words innovative, unique; nontraditional, unconventional, untried, unused, unworn; pathbreaking, pioneering, trailblazingNear Antonyms conventional, established, traditional, tried, tried-and-true; derivative, imitativeAntonyms familiar, hackneyed, old, time-honored, tired, warmed-over




original

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of original

  1. 1 something from which copies are made <please make copies to hand out, but keep the original> Synonyms archetype, prototype Related Words source; example, mold, paradigm, pattern; beau ideal, classic, exemplar, ideal, model, nonpareil, paragon; blueprint, draft Near Antonyms copy, imitation, replica, reproduction; counterfeit, fake, forgery, sham

  2. 2 a person of odd or whimsical habits <the town's singing mailman is an original, all right> Synonyms character, codger, crack, crackbrain, crackpot, crank, flake, fruitcake, head case, kook, nut, nutcase, nutter [British slang], oddball, oddity, eccentric, quiz, screwball, weirdo, zanyRelated Words bohemian, maverick, nonconformist, quixote; coot, geezer; curio, rarity; freak; fantast, fantasticoNear Antonyms conformer, conformist, follower, sheep




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