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

2 senses of novel

Sense 1
novel -- (an extended fictional work in prose; usually in the form of a story)
       => fiction -- (a literary work based on the imagination and not necessarily on fact)

Sense 2
novel -- (a printed and bound book that is an extended work of fiction; "his bookcases were filled with nothing but novels"; "he burned all the novels")
       => book, volume -- (physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together; "he used a large book as a doorstop")

Antonyms of adj novel

2 senses of novel

Sense 1
fresh, new, novel -- (original and of a kind not seen before; "the computer produced a completely novel proof of a well-known theorem")

INDIRECT (VIA original) -> unoriginal -- (not original; not being or productive of something fresh and unusual; "the manuscript contained unoriginal emendations"; "his life had been unoriginal, conforming completely to the given pattern"- Gwethalyn Graham)

Sense 2
novel, refreshing -- (pleasantly new or different; "common sense of a most refreshing sort")

INDIRECT (VIA new) -> old -- (of long duration; not new; "old tradition"; "old house"; "old wine"; "old country"; "old friendships"; "old money")

Similarity of adj novel

2 senses of novel

Sense 1
fresh, new, novel -- (original and of a kind not seen before; "the computer produced a completely novel proof of a well-known theorem")
       => original (vs. unoriginal) -- (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")

Sense 2
novel, refreshing -- (pleasantly new or different; "common sense of a most refreshing sort")
       => new (vs. old) -- (not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered; "a new law"; "new cars"; "a new comet"; "a new friend"; "a new year"; "the New World")

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