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

2 senses of original

Sense 1
master, master copy, original -- (an original creation (i.e., an audio recording) from which copies can be made)
       => creation -- (an artifact that has been brought into existence by someone)

Sense 2
original, archetype, pilot -- (something that serves as a model or a basis for making copies; "this painting is a copy of the original")
       => model, example -- (a representative form or pattern; "I profited from his example")

Antonyms of adj original

4 senses of original

Sense 1
original -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA first) -> last -- (coming after all others in time or space or degree or being the only one remaining; "the last time I saw Paris"; "the last day of the month"; "had the last word"; "waited until the last minute"; "he raised his voice in a last supreme call"; "the last game of the season"; "down to his last nickel")

Sense 2
original -- ((of e.g. information) not secondhand or by way of something intermediary; "his work is based on only original, not secondary, sources")

INDIRECT (VIA primary) -> secondary -- (being of second rank or importance or value; not direct or immediate; "the stone will be hauled to a secondary crusher"; "a secondary source"; "a secondary issue"; "secondary streams")

Sense 3
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")

unoriginal (vs. original) -- (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)
        => banal, commonplace, hackneyed, old-hat, shopworn, stock (prenominal), threadbare, timeworn, tired, trite, well-worn -- (repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse; "bromidic sermons"; "his remarks were trite and commonplace"; "hackneyed phrases"; "a stock answer"; "repeating threadbare jokes"; "parroting some timeworn axiom"; "the trite metaphor `hard as nails'")
        => bromidic, corny, platitudinal, platitudinous -- (dull and tiresome but with pretensions of significance or originality; "bromidic sermons")
        => cliched, ready-made -- (repeated regularly without thought or originality; "ready-made phrases")
        => cold, stale, dusty, moth-eaten -- (lacking originality or spontaneity; no longer new; "moth-eaten theories about race"; "stale news")
        => slavish -- (blindly imitative; "a slavish copy of the original")

Sense 4
original -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA underived) -> derived -- (formed or developed from something else; not original; "the belief that classes and organizations are secondary and derived"- John Dewey)

Similarity of adj original

4 senses of original

Sense 1
original -- (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")
       => first (vs. last) -- (preceding all others in time or space or degree; "the first house on the right"; "the first day of spring"; "his first political race"; "her first baby"; "the first time"; "the first meetings of the new party"; "the first phase of his training")

Sense 2
original -- ((of e.g. information) not secondhand or by way of something intermediary; "his work is based on only original, not secondary, sources")
       => primary (vs. secondary) -- (of first rank or importance or value; direct and immediate rather than secondary; "primary goals"; "a primary effect"; "primary sources"; "a primary interest")

Sense 3
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")
       => avant-garde, daring -- (radically new or original; "an avant-garde theater piece")
       => freehand, freehanded -- (done by hand without mechanical aids or devices; "a freehand drawing")
       => fresh, new, novel -- (original and of a kind not seen before; "the computer produced a completely novel proof of a well-known theorem")
       => germinal, originative, seminal -- (containing seeds of later development; "seminal ideas of one discipline can influence the growth of another")
       => innovative, innovational, groundbreaking -- (being or producing something like nothing done or experienced or created before; "stylistically innovative works"; "innovative members of the artistic community"; "a mind so innovational, so original")
       => newfangled, new -- ((of a new kind or fashion) gratuitously new; "newfangled ideas"; "she buys all these new-fangled machines and never uses them")
       => underivative -- (not derivative or imitative; "a natural underivative poet")
          Also See-> creative#1, originative#1; first#1; primary#1; unconventional#1

Sense 4
original -- (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")
       => underived (vs. derived) -- (not derived; primary or simple)

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