Synonyms and Antonyms of originality
1 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> Synonyms freshness, newness, noveltyRelated Words hipness, trendiness; bizarreness, strangeness, unfamiliarity, unusualness; progressiveness; currentness, recentness, up-to-dateness; departure, divergence, innovation, offshoot, shootNear Antonyms banality, commonness, familiarity; outdatedness, staleness
2 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> Synonyms cleverness, creativeness, imagination, imaginativeness, ingeniousness, ingenuity, innovativeness, invention, inventiveness, creativityRelated Words fecundity, fertility, fruitfulness, productiveness, productivity, prolificacy, prolificity, prolificness; capableness, resourcefulness; genius, giftedness, talent; fire, inspiration, museNear Antonyms dryness, dullness (also dulness)
3 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> Synonyms contrivance, creativity, fancy, fantasy (also phantasy), ideation, imaginativeness, invention, inventiveness, imaginationRelated Words brainstorm, brainstorming, inspiration; fecundity, fertility; ingenuity, resourcefulness; versatility; chimera, daydream, delusion, dream, figment, hallucination, illusion, mind's eye, mirage, phantasm (also fantasm), pipe dream; envisaging, visualizationNear Antonyms literality, literalness
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