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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 of original earliest, foremost, headmost, inaugural, initial, leadoff, maiden, first, pioneer, premier, virginWords Related to original ancient, early, primal, primary, prime, primeval, primitive, primordial; antecedent, preceding, previousNear Antonyms of original advanced, late; consequent, ensuing, following, subsequent, succeeding; penultimateAntonyms of original 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 of original clever, imaginative, ingenious, innovational, innovative, innovatory, inventive, creative, originative, PrometheanWords Related to original gifted, inspired, talented; resourceful; fecund, fertile, fruitful, generative, germinal, productive, prolificNear Antonyms of original imitative, uninspired; infertile, unproductive; talentlessAntonyms of original uncreative, unimaginative, uninventive, unoriginal

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

Synonym Discussion of original

new, novel, original, fresh mean having recently come into existence or use. new may apply to what is freshly made and unused
    • new brick
or has not been known before
    • new designs
or not experienced before.
    • starts the new job
novel applies to what is not only new but strange or unprecedented.
    • a novel approach to the problem
original applies to what is the first of its kind to exist.
    • a man without one original idea
fresh applies to what has not lost its qualities of newness such as liveliness, energy, brightness.
    • a fresh start

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 of original archetype, prototype Words Related to original source; example, mold, paradigm, pattern; beau ideal, classic, exemplar, ideal, model, nonpareil, paragon; blueprint, draft Near Antonyms of original 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 of original character, codger, crack, crackbrain, crackpot, crank, flake, fruitcake, head case, kook, nut, nutcase, nutter [British slang], oddball, oddity, eccentric, quiz, screwball, weirdo, zanyWords Related to original bohemian, maverick, nonconformist, quixote; coot, geezer; curio, rarity; freak; fantast, fantasticoNear Antonyms of original conformer, conformist, follower, sheep


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