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Synonyms for novel
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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:

    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. Luke Davies:

    Joseph Heller was very prophetic and this has become more apparent as we move more deeply into this age of anxiety and absurdity, 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.

  2. Christian Bale:

    I was asked to do a romantic comedy recently and I thought they ’d lost their minds, i don’t know why anyone would ever offer me a romantic comedy, Christian Bale continued. CHRISTIAN BALE UNRECOGNIZABLE IN FIRST PICS AS DICK CHENEY FOR LATEST BIOPIC ROLE But Christian Bale said thought the 2000 flick American Psycho was very funny, referring to Christian Bale breakout leading role in which Christian Bale played Patrick Bateman, a rich New York investment banker with an urge to kill. The movie is based on Bret Easton Ellis ’ 1992 novel of the same name. The Oscar winner described.

  3. John Roberts:

    It's an Agatha Christie novel.

  4. Jonathan Burnham:

    The existence of' Go Set a Watchman' was unknown until recently, and its discovery is an extraordinary gift to the many readers and fans of' To Kill a Mockingbird,' reading in many ways like a sequel to Harper Lee's classic novel, it is a compelling and ultimately moving narrative about a father and a daughter's relationship, and the life of a small Alabama town living through the racial tensions of the 1950s.

  5. Christopher Austin:

    Our current hypothesis is that this novel and toxic physiology might have evolved to reduce or preclude the infection of blood parasites such as malaria.


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