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Synonyms for original
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This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term original.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. master, master copy, original(noun)

    an original creation (i.e., an audio recording) from which copies can be made

    Synonyms:
    professional, master key, archetype, master copy, schoolmaster, passkey, maestro, superior, victor, master, overlord, passe-partout, sea captain, headmaster, captain, lord, pilot, skipper

    Antonyms:
    tired, shopworn, moth-eaten, cold, unoriginal, last, well-worn, bromidic, commonplace, old-hat, cliched, slavish, dusty, secondary, corny, stale, platitudinous, hackneyed, threadbare, platitudinal, stock(a), derived, banal, ready-made, trite, timeworn

  2. original, archetype, pilot(adj)

    something that serves as a model or a basis for making copies

    "this painting is a copy of the original"

    Synonyms:
    pilot light, pilot film, master copy, pilot, archetype, cowcatcher, pilot program, fender, master, buffer, pilot burner, airplane pilot

    Antonyms:
    cold, moth-eaten, corny, last, hackneyed, platitudinal, unoriginal, old-hat, threadbare, bromidic, timeworn, shopworn, ready-made, tired, dusty, cliched, stale, platitudinous, slavish, trite, secondary, commonplace, banal, derived, well-worn, stock(a)

  3. original(adj)

    preceding all others in time or being as first made or performed

    "the original inhabitants of the Americas"; "the book still has its original binding"; "restored the house to its original condition"; "the original performance of the opera"; "the original cast"; "retracted his original statement"

    Antonyms:
    platitudinous, timeworn, corny, unoriginal, stale, tired, bromidic, old-hat, ready-made, derived, commonplace, platitudinal, moth-eaten, threadbare, cold, slavish, secondary, last, shopworn, stock(a), hackneyed, well-worn, banal, trite, dusty, cliched

  4. original(adj)

    (of e.g. information) not secondhand or by way of something intermediary

    "his work is based on only original, not secondary, sources"

    Antonyms:
    stale, shopworn, ready-made, platitudinous, well-worn, cold, moth-eaten, last, tired, unoriginal, derived, commonplace, cliched, old-hat, bromidic, stock(a), banal, trite, slavish, platitudinal, timeworn, dusty, threadbare, corny, hackneyed, secondary

  5. original(adj)

    being or productive of something fresh and unusual; or being as first made or thought of

    "a truly original approach"; "with original music"; "an original mind"

    Antonyms:
    ready-made, unoriginal, platitudinal, stale, last, bromidic, banal, derived, hackneyed, tired, shopworn, stock(a), timeworn, platitudinous, secondary, old-hat, moth-eaten, threadbare, well-worn, commonplace, trite, dusty, cliched, corny, slavish, cold

  6. original(adj)

    not derived or copied or translated from something else

    "the play is original; not an adaptation"; "he kept the original copy and gave her only a xerox"; "the translation misses much of the subtlety of the original French"

    Antonyms:
    well-worn, stale, hackneyed, tired, cliched, shopworn, secondary, banal, moth-eaten, bromidic, platitudinal, threadbare, derived, last, cold, old-hat, timeworn, corny, ready-made, platitudinous, stock(a), unoriginal, trite, commonplace, slavish, dusty

Wiktionary

  1. original(noun)

    Synonyms:
    autograph, prototype, initial

    Antonyms:
    copy, reproduction, remake, simile, derivative

  2. original(noun)

    First in a series or copies/versions

    This manuscript is the original

    Synonyms:
    prototype, autograph, initial

    Antonyms:
    reproduction, remake, copy, simile, derivative

  3. original(noun)

    Newly created

    Tonight we will hear an original work by one of our best composers.

    Synonyms:
    autograph, prototype, initial

    Antonyms:
    remake, copy, reproduction, simile, derivative

  4. original(adjective)

    Fresh, different

    The paper contains a number of original ideas about color perception.

    Synonyms:
    prototype, autograph, initial

    Antonyms:
    copy, remake, reproduction, simile, derivative

  5. original(adjective)

    Pioneering

    Parker was one of the original bebop players.

    Synonyms:
    prototype, autograph, initial

    Antonyms:
    copy, derivative, simile, reproduction

  6. original(adjective)

    Having as its origin

    This kind of barbecue is original to North Carolina.

    Synonyms:
    autograph, initial, prototype

    Antonyms:
    reproduction, derivative, simile, copy

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. original

    That is authentic which is true to the facts; that is genuine which is true to its own claims; as, authentic history; genuine money.

    A 'genuine' work is one written by the author whose name it bears; an 'authentic' work is one which relates truthfully the matters of which it treats. For example, the apocryphal Gospel of St. Thomas is neither 'genuine' nor 'authentic.' It is not 'genuine,' for St. Thomas did not write it; it is not 'authentic,' for its contents are mainly fables and lies.

    Trench On the Study of Words lect. vi, p. 189. [W. J. Widdleton]

    Authentic is, however, used by reputable writers as synonymous with genuine, tho usually where genuineness carries a certain authority. We speak of accepted conclusions, certain evidence, current money, genuine letters, a legitimate conclusion or legitimate authority, original manuscripts, real value, received interpretation, sure proof, a true statement, a trustworthy witness, a veritable discovery.

    Synonyms:
    accepted, accredited, authentic, authoritative, authorized, certain, current, genuine, legitimate, real, received, reliable, sure, true, trustworthy, veritable

    Antonyms:
    apocryphal, baseless, counterfeit, disputed, exploded, fabulous, false, fictitious, spurious, unauthorized

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. original

    Synonyms:
    primary, initiatory, primordial, peculiar, pristine, ancient, former, first

    Antonyms:
    subsequent, terminal, modern, later, derivative

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. original(a.)

    Synonyms:
    primitive, aboriginal, primeval, primary, primordial, pristine, first

  2. original(a.)

    Synonyms:
    inventive, creative

  3. original(n.)

    Synonyms:
    source, spring, origin, cause

  4. original(n.)

    Synonyms:
    archetype, model, pattern, type, prototype, protoplast, exemplar, first copy

  5. original(n.)

    Synonyms:
    [Colloquial.] oddity, eccentric person

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. original(a)

    Synonyms:
    first, primeval, aboriginal, primitive, archetypal, primordial, pristine, creative, productive, inventive, ingenious

    Antonyms:
    derivative, copied

  2. original(n)

    Synonyms:
    origin, archetype, prototype, model, pattern

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How to use original in a sentence?

  1. Maureen McCormick:

    This whole experience has been maybe one of the most magical since [the original series], where it all feels so good.

  2. Ellen Hopkins:

    Boaters are some of the original conservationists.

  3. Danielle Brune Sigler:

    The characters drive a lot of the interest in Alice, a lot of people have absorbed Alice through films, through toys and through condensed versions but have not necessarily read the original.

  4. Rick Wilson:

    To put the referenced e-mail correspondence into context, the dispute surrounding Havana Club rum has been going on for more than 20 years, then-Gov. Bush was responding to inquiries by Mr. Rodriguez and Bacardi to determine what was taking so long in what Bacardi believed to be rather routine measures after the company purchased the legitimate global rights to the Havana Club trademark from the creators and original owners, Jose Arechabala S.A. and the Arechabala family.

  5. Alan Gottlieb:

    This is an abuse of power by the Massachusetts attorney general, it is no different than President Obama’s illegal anti-gun executive orders. If these firearms were legal yesterday, they are legal today, Alan Gottlieb said in an email to FoxNews.com. This ban on semi-auto firearms must be stopped before gun prohibitionists in other states try to enact similar bans by fiat, Alan Gottlieb said. The debate is the latest example of the long-running argument between Second Amendment purists and gun control advocates about whether new firearms laws make people safer. Indeed, the fact that Massachusetts has so few murders committed using assault weapons could be seen as evidence that the original ban was successful. The enforcement notice from the attorney general says a weapon is considered a copy or duplicate if its internal operating system is the same as those of a specifically-banned weapon or if the gun has key functional components that are interchangeable with those of a banned weapon. Such weapons would include copies of the Colt AR-15 and the Kalishnikov AK-47, which are both prohibited by the state's assault weapons ban. Healey's office claims gun makers produce and sell what they call.

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  • أصْلِيّArabic
  • অপূর্বBengali
  • původníCzech
  • oprindeligDanish
  • ursprünglich, originell, ur-, Original, UrschriftGerman
  • αρχικός, πρωτοποριακός, πρωτότυποGreek
  • originalaEsperanto
  • original, únicoSpanish
  • اصلی, اریژینالPersian
  • alkuperäinen, tuore, peräisin, ensimmäinen, omintakeinen, originelli, alkuperäiskappale, originaali, omaperäinenFinnish
  • original, originelFrench
  • tùsailScottish Gaelic
  • eredetiHungarian
  • frumeintak, frumrit, orginallIcelandic
  • originaleItalian
  • 原物, 原作, 本来, 原文Japanese
  • 최초Korean
  • originalLatin
  • taketakeMāori
  • oorspronkelijk, afkomstig, unicum, origineel, vernieuwendDutch
  • opprinneligNorwegian
  • original, originárioPortuguese
  • оригинал, своеобразный, свежий, исходный, первичный, оригинальный, первоисточник, новый, исходный текст, первоначальныйRussian
  • нов, самобитан, izvornik, првобитни, оригинал, samobitan, prvobitni, svež, свеж, original, nov, изворникSerbo-Croatian
  • ursprunglig, förlaga, original, originell, original-Swedish
  • halisiSwahili
  • அசல்Tamil
  • orijinalTurkish

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