novel synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms 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

    Antonyms:
    old, unoriginal

  3. fresh, new, novel(adj)

    original and of a kind not seen before

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

    Antonyms:
    unoriginal, old

  4. novel, refreshing(adj)

    pleasantly new or different

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

    Antonyms:
    unoriginal, old

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.

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. novel(a.)

    Synonyms:
    new, strange, unusual, late, modern, recent

  2. novel(n.)

    Synonyms:
    tale, romance, story, fiction, fictitious narrative, extended parable

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

roman, new, innovative, fiction, romanesque, romance, unpublished, unpubl.

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. NOVEL

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



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