Synonyms for original
əˈrɪdʒ ə nlorig·i·nal
This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term original.
First in a series or copies/versions
This manuscript is the original
You’re an original
The paper contains a number of original ideas about color perception.
Parker was one of the original bebop players.
Having as its origin
This kind of barbecue is original to North Carolina.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
TrenchOn 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.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms
master, master copy, originalnoun
an original creation (i.e., an audio recording) from which copies can be made
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
original, archetype, pilotadjective
something that serves as a model or a basis for making copies
"this painting is a copy of the original"
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)
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"
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
(of e.g. information) not secondhand or by way of something intermediary
"his work is based on only original, not secondary, sources"
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
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"
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
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"
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
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How to use original in a sentence?
We read frequently if unknowingly, in quest of a mind more original than our own.
Now we again understand it's not so easy, and are going back to the original concern.
Paying reparations for slavery will not fix everything, but America will not have the future that we want if we're not willing to clean up the past, to clean up this original character defect of racism.
As Alabama’s attorney general, Sessions green-lighted their use in the state, and shortly after the Obama Justice Department’s original announcement, GEO Group ... hired two former Sessions aides as lobbyists.
My sense that under these rules that everyday people can truly invest in a product like ours, we are the first original equipment manufacturer to launch through crowdfunding.
Translations for original
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- Original, ur-, Urschrift, ursprünglich, originellGerman
- αρχικός, πρωτοποριακός, πρωτότυποGreek
- único, originalSpanish
- اریژینال, اصلیPersian
- originaali, alkuperäiskappale, originelli, omintakeinen, alkuperäinen, ensimmäinen, omaperäinen, peräisin, tuoreFinnish
- originel, originalFrench
- tùsailScottish Gaelic
- orginall, frumrit, frumeintakIcelandic
- 原物, 原作, 原文, 本来Japanese
- oorspronkelijk, afkomstig, vernieuwend, origineel, unicumDutch
- original, originárioPortuguese
- первоисточник, оригинальный, первичный, исходный, новый, свежий, исходный текст, своеобразный, оригинал, первоначальныйRussian
- изворник, nov, нов, свеж, самобитан, izvornik, svež, prvobitni, првобитни, samobitan, original, оригиналSerbo-Croatian
- förlaga, ursprunglig, original, originell, original-Swedish
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