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Antonyms for novel
ˈnɒv əl

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term novel.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. novel(noun)

    an extended fictional work in prose; usually in the form of a story

    Antonyms:
    unoriginal, old

  2. novel(adj)

    a printed and bound book that is an extended work of fiction

    "his bookcases were filled with nothing but novels"; "he burned all the novels"

    Antonyms:
    old, unoriginal

  3. fresh, new, novel(adj)

    original and of a kind not seen before

    "the computer produced a completely novel proof of a well-known theorem"

    Antonyms:
    unoriginal, old

    Synonyms:
    tonic, impertinent, wise, bracing, young, newfangled, refreshing, sassy, new, unused, fresh, new(a), raw, unexampled, smart, reinvigorated, unfermented, sweet, saucy, clean, impudent, refreshed, invigorated, brisk, overbold, refreshful

  4. novel, refreshing(adj)

    pleasantly new or different

    "common sense of a most refreshing sort"

    Antonyms:
    unoriginal, old

    Synonyms:
    refreshing, tonic, refreshful, bracing, new, brisk, fresh

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. novel

    Fiction is now chiefly used of a prose work in narrative form in which the characters are partly or wholly imaginary, and which is designed to portray human life, with or without a practical lesson; a romance portrays what is picturesque or striking, as a mere fiction may not do; novel is a general name for any continuous fictitious narrative, especially a love-story; fiction and novel are used with little difference of meaning, except that novel characterizes a work in which the emotional element is especially prominent. The moral of the fable is expressed formally; the lesson of the fiction, if any, is inwrought. A fiction is studied; a myth grows up without intent. A legend may be true, but can not be historically verified; a myth has been received as true at some time, but is now known to be false. A fabrication is designed to deceive; it is a less odious word than falsehood, but is really stronger, as a falsehood may be a sudden unpremeditated statement, while a fabrication is a series of statements carefully studied and fitted together in order to deceive; the falsehood is all false; the fabrication may mingle the true with the false. A figment is something imaginary which the one who utters it may or may not believe to be true; we say, "That statement is a figment of his imagination." The story may be either true or false, and covers the various senses of all the words in the group. Apologue, a word simply transferred from Greek into English, is the same as fable. Compare ALLEGORY.

    Antonyms:
    certainty, fact, history, literalness, reality, truth, verity

    Synonyms:
    allegory, apologue, fable, fabrication, falsehood, fiction, figment, invention, legend, myth, romance, story

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. novel(a)

    Synonyms:
    new, recent, fresh, unusual, rare, unique, innovative

  2. novel(n)

    Synonyms:
    fiction, romance, story, tale

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. NOVEL

    Synonyms:
    Nitroglycerin as an Option: Value in Early Bone Loss

How to use novel in a sentence?

  1. Julian Fellowes:

    Is Julian Fellowes trying to take credit for writing my novel? If not why is his photograph linked with it?

  2. Adam Leventhal:

    There's concern that the adolescent brain may be more vulnerable to the addictive effects of nicotine, the circuits underlying pleasure and the pursuit of novel, enjoyable experiences develop much faster than the circuits that promote decision making, impulse control and rational thinking.

  3. Dorothy Parker:

    This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force.

  4. Mark Zaid:

    This guy’s background fits to a tee, it reads like a Tom Clancy or Robert Ludlum novel.

  5. Hal Singer:

    ' Novel' is a dirty word in antitrust, it doesn't matter if it's a Democratic-appointed judge or a Republican-appointed judge — they're all conservative in the sense that they're worried about their opinions being appealed.

How to pronounce novel?

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How to say novel in sign language?

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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