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Synonyms for original
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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. M. I. Abramowitz:

    Just because the solutions of problems are not visible at any particular time does not mean that those problems will never be alleviated -- or confined to tolerable dimensions. History has a way of changing the very terms in which problems operate and of leaving them, in the end, unsolved, to be sure, yet strangely deflated of their original meaning and importance.

  2. Charles Thompson:

    Never solve a problem from its original perspective.

  3. Mark Kutney:

    The hearth is significant as something of the University’s early academic years, the original arch above the opening will have to be reconstructed, but we hope to present the remainder of the hearth as essentially unrestored, preserving its evidence of use.

  4. Paul Dergarabedian:

    This is exactly the kind of movie that every studio dreams of producing, because its going to be profitable, prestigious and a long-term performer, a lot of original type movies that are non-franchise non-sequels, many of them have had a rough go this year. This is a nice counter-balance to that.

  5. Les Baugh:

    I went into the surgery knowing that he was going to move nerves in my chest. I remember when I first [came] out from under it, the pain, I’d never had, I don’t even remember the original being that much excruciating pain but I imagine probably that my mind blocked that anyway.


Translations for original

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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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