Synonyms for originaləˈrɪdʒ ə nl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. master, master copy, original(noun)

    an original creation (i.e., an audio recording) from which copies can be made

    Synonyms:
    professional, master key, archetype, master copy, schoolmaster, original, 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, pilot(adj)

    something that serves as a model or a basis for making copies

    Synonyms:
    pilot light, pilot film, master copy, pilot, archetype, cowcatcher, pilot program, original, 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. original(adj)

    preceding all others in time or being as first made or performed

    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. original(adj)

    (of e.g. information) not secondhand or by way of something intermediary

    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. original(adj)

    being or productive of something fresh and unusual; or being as first made or thought of

    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. original(adj)

    not derived or copied or translated from something else

    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

Wiktionary

  1. original(noun)

    Synonyms:
    autograph, prototype, initial

    Antonyms:
    copy, reproduction, remake, simile, derivative

  2. original(noun)

    First in a series or copies/versions

    Synonyms:
    prototype, autograph, initial

    Antonyms:
    reproduction, remake, copy, simile, derivative

  3. original(noun)

    Newly created

    Synonyms:
    autograph, prototype, initial

    Antonyms:
    remake, copy, reproduction, simile, derivative

  4. original(adjective)

    Fresh, different

    Synonyms:
    prototype, autograph, initial

    Antonyms:
    copy, remake, reproduction, simile, derivative

  5. original(adjective)

    Pioneering

    Synonyms:
    prototype, autograph, initial

    Antonyms:
    copy, derivative, simile, reproduction

  6. original(adjective)

    Having as its origin

    Synonyms:
    autograph, initial, prototype

    Antonyms:
    reproduction, derivative, simile, copy

English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald

  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

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