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Synonyms for novel
ˈnɒv əl

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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"

    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

    Antonyms:
    unoriginal, old

  4. novel, refreshing(adj)

    pleasantly new or different

    "common sense of a most refreshing sort"

    Synonyms:
    refreshing, tonic, refreshful, 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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. novel(a)

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

  2. novel(n)

    Synonyms:
    fiction, romance, story, tale

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "novel":

    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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How to use novel in a sentence?

  1. Yanzhong Huang:

    It was clear they did make mistakes -- and not just mistakes that happen when you're dealing with a novel virus -- also bureaucratic and politically-motivated errors in how they handled it, these had global consequences. You can never guarantee 100 % transparency. It's not just about any intentional cover-up, you are also constrained with by technology and other issues with a novel virus. But even if they had been 100 % transparent, that would not stop the Trump administration downplaying the seriousness of it. It would probably not have stopped this developing into a pandemic.

  2. Wendy Sue Swanson:

    As a child's brain is developing, particularly in the first 2 to 3 years of life, the brain is making wild, new novel connections. It is wiring and re-wiring.

  3. J. K. Rowling:

    I had an American journalist say to me, "Is it true you wrote the whole of the first novel on napkins?" I was tempted to say, "On teabags, I used to save them.

  4. Mustafa Sen:

    A decision (on the AKP draft) could be reached before the summer ... We are not writing a 10-volume novel. It must not be a text of more than 60-70 articles.

  5. Luke Davies:

    The novel is filled with crazy older men who are delusionally invested in the sense of their own glory and importance, and who are comically clueless. We have one of those guys in the White House right now, so it feels way more relevant even than it was a couple of years ago, catch-22.


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