Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun aboriginal

2 senses of aboriginal

Sense 1
Aborigine, Abo, Aboriginal, native Australian, Australian Aborigine -- (a dark-skinned member of a race of people living in Australia when Europeans arrived)
       => Australian, Aussie -- (a native or inhabitant of Australia)
       => ethnic group, ethnos -- (people of the same race or nationality who share a distinctive culture)

Sense 2
native, indigen, indigene, aborigine, aboriginal -- (an indigenous person who was born in a particular place; "the art of the natives of the northwest coast"; "the Canadian government scrapped plans to tax the grants to aboriginal college students")
       => person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul -- (a human being; "there was too much for one person to do")

Antonyms of adj aboriginal

2 of 3 senses of aboriginal

Sense 2
native (vs. nonnative), aboriginal -- (characteristic of or relating to people inhabiting a region from the beginning; "native Americans"; "the aboriginal peoples of Australia")


Sense 3
aboriginal, primal, primeval, primaeval, primordial -- (having existed from the beginning; in an earliest or original stage or state; "aboriginal forests"; "primal eras before the appearance of life on earth"; "the forest primeval"; "primordial matter"; "primordial forms of life")

INDIRECT (VIA late, early) -> middle -- (between an earlier and a later period of time; "in the middle years"; "in his middle thirties")
INDIRECT (VIA early, middle) -> late -- (being or occurring at an advanced period of time or after a usual or expected time; "late evening"; "late 18th century"; "a late movie"; "took a late flight"; "had a late breakfast")

Similarity of adj aboriginal

3 senses of aboriginal

Sense 1
Aboriginal -- (of or pertaining to members of the indigenous people of Australia; "an Aboriginal rite")

Sense 2
native (vs. nonnative), aboriginal -- (characteristic of or relating to people inhabiting a region from the beginning; "native Americans"; "the aboriginal peoples of Australia")

Sense 3
aboriginal, primal, primeval, primaeval, primordial -- (having existed from the beginning; in an earliest or original stage or state; "aboriginal forests"; "primal eras before the appearance of life on earth"; "the forest primeval"; "primordial matter"; "primordial forms of life")
       => early (vs. middle) (vs. late) -- (at or near the beginning of a period of time or course of events or before the usual or expected time; "early morning"; "an early warning"; "early diagnosis"; "an early death"; "took early retirement"; "an early spring"; "early varieties of peas and tomatoes mature before most standard varieties")

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