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Synonyms for original
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Wiktionary

  1. originalnoun

    Synonyms:
    autograph, prototype, initial

    Antonyms:
    copy, reproduction, remake, simile, derivative

  2. originalnoun

    First in a series or copies/versions

    This manuscript is the original

    Synonyms:
    prototype, autograph, initial

    Antonyms:
    reproduction, remake, copy, simile, derivative

  3. originalnoun

    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. originaladjective

    Fresh, different

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

    Synonyms:
    prototype, autograph, initial

    Antonyms:
    copy, remake, reproduction, simile, derivative

  5. originaladjective

    Pioneering

    Parker was one of the original bebop players.

    Synonyms:
    prototype, autograph, initial

    Antonyms:
    copy, derivative, simile, reproduction

  6. originaladjective

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. master, master copy, originalnoun

    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, pilotadjective

    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. originaladjective

    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. originaladjective

    (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. originaladjective

    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. originaladjective

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. originaladjective

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

  2. originaladjective

    Synonyms:
    inventive, creative

  3. originalnoun

    Synonyms:
    source, spring, origin, cause

  4. originalnoun

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

  5. originalnoun

    Synonyms:
    [Colloquial.] oddity, eccentric person

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. originaladjective

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

    Antonyms:
    derivative, copied

  2. originalnoun

    Synonyms:
    origin, archetype, prototype, model, pattern

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How to use original in a sentence?

  1. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Every fragrance, fragrances and identifies its flower and original nature; similarly, every attitude demonstrates and illustrates its character and persona.

  2. Carter Center:

    President Carter has received good news from his Winship Cancer Institute doctors, they tell him that recent tests have shown there is no evidence of new malignancy, and his original problem is responding well to treatment. Further tests will continue.

  3. Eric Simpson:

    Some of the old views to help people trade and to help people work within Europe are good, but the EU's got a long way from its original values, i am completely undecided.

  4. Harri Hursti:

    The original count, the recount, nothing has ever been changing who gets elected, this is an exercise of finding what caused the error, but the four winners have all -- from day one -- remained to be the same four winners. This has never threatened that. And, again, if there would have been a widespread fraud, which would have been uncovered( in) this, it would have come out. There was none.

  5. James Cosgrove:

    That is a critical thing to include, because there is no way to make a fair comparison between the two global choices of original versus Advantage if you can't factor in the cost of a Medigap plan.

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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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