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Synonyms for original
əˈrɪdʒ ə nlorig·i·nal

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Wiktionary

  1. originaladjective

    Synonyms:
    autograph, prototype, initial

    Antonyms:
    reproduction, remake, copy, derivative, simile

  2. originaladjective

    First in a series or copies/versions

    This manuscript is the original

    Synonyms:
    prototype, autograph, initial

    Antonyms:
    copy, simile, reproduction, derivative, remake

  3. originaladjective

    Newly created

    You’re an original

    Synonyms:
    autograph, prototype, initial

    Antonyms:
    copy, reproduction, remake, simile, derivative

  4. originaladjective

    Fresh, different

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

    Synonyms:
    autograph, prototype, initial

    Antonyms:
    copy, remake, reproduction, derivative, simile

  5. originaladjective

    Pioneering

    Parker was one of the original bebop players.

    Synonyms:
    initial, autograph, prototype

    Antonyms:
    reproduction, simile, derivative, copy

  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. Harold Bloom:

    We read frequently if unknowingly, in quest of a mind more original than our own.

  2. Hiroshi Mikitani:

    Now we again understand it's not so easy, and are going back to the original concern.

  3. Marianne Williamson:

    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.

  4. Donald Cohen:

    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.

  5. Jeffrey Pino:

    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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  • أصْلِيّArabic
  • অপূর্বBengali
  • původníCzech
  • oprindeligDanish
  • Original, ur-, Urschrift, ursprünglich, originellGerman
  • αρχικός, πρωτοποριακός, πρωτότυποGreek
  • originalaEsperanto
  • único, originalSpanish
  • اریژینال, اصلیPersian
  • originaali, alkuperäiskappale, originelli, omintakeinen, alkuperäinen, ensimmäinen, omaperäinen, peräisin, tuoreFinnish
  • originel, originalFrench
  • tùsailScottish Gaelic
  • eredetiHungarian
  • orginall, frumrit, frumeintakIcelandic
  • originaleItalian
  • 原物, 原作, 原文, 本来Japanese
  • 최초Korean
  • originalLatin
  • taketakeMāori
  • oorspronkelijk, afkomstig, vernieuwend, origineel, unicumDutch
  • opprinneligNorwegian
  • 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
  • halisiSwahili
  • அசல்Tamil
  • orijinalTurkish

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