Definition of ORIGINALITY

the quality or appeal of being new <the originality of the war memorial sparked a heated controversy, as most people had been expecting something more traditional>
the skill and imagination to create new things <a poet of great originality, she brought a whole new range of subject matter and imagery to poetry>
Near Antonyms dryness, dullness (also dulness)
the ability to form mental images of things that either are not physically present or have never been conceived or created by others <a graphic novel that shows a lot of originality on the part of its creator>
Near Antonyms literality, literalness

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