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



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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