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archetype

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of archetype

  1. 1 something belonging to an earlier time from which something else was later developed the abacus is sometimes cited as the archetype of the modern digital calculator Synonyms of archetype antecedent, ancestor, daddy, foregoer, forerunner, granddaddy (also grandaddy), precursor, predecessor, prototypeWords Related to archetype model, original; originator, sire; father, motherNear Antonyms of archetype by-product, derivative, offshoot, outgrowth, spin-off; daughter, sonAntonyms of archetype descendant (also descendent)

  2. 2 something from which copies are made Beowulf is considered by some scholars to be the archetype for medieval British heroic tales Synonyms of archetype original, prototypeWords Related to archetype source; example, mold, paradigm, pattern; beau ideal, classic, exemplar, ideal, model, nonpareil, paragon; blueprint, draftNear Antonyms of archetype copy, imitation, replica, reproduction; counterfeit, fake, forgery, sham



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