master, master copy, original(noun)
an original creation (i.e., an audio recording) from which copies can be made
professional, master key, archetype, master copy, schoolmaster, original, passkey, maestro, superior, victor, master, overlord, passe-partout, sea captain, headmaster, captain, lord, pilot, skipper
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
original, archetype, pilot(adj)
something that serves as a model or a basis for making copies
"this painting is a copy of the original"
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)
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"
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
(of e.g. information) not secondhand or by way of something intermediary
"his work is based on only original, not secondary, sources"
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
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"
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
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"
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
original(noun)First in a series or copies/versions
original(adjective)Having as its origin
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
TrenchOn 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.
Dictionary of English Synonymes
Translations for original
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- ursprünglich, originell, ur-, Original, UrschriftGerman
- αρχικός, πρωτοποριακός, πρωτότυποGreek
- original, únicoSpanish
- اصلی, اریژینالPersian
- alkuperäinen, tuore, peräisin, ensimmäinen, omintakeinen, originelli, alkuperäiskappale, originaali, omaperäinenFinnish
- original, originelFrench
- tùsailScottish Gaelic
- frumeintak, frumrit, orginallIcelandic
- 原物, 原作, 本来, 原文Japanese
- oorspronkelijk, afkomstig, unicum, origineel, vernieuwendDutch
- original, originárioPortuguese
- оригинал, своеобразный, свежий, исходный, первичный, оригинальный, первоисточник, новый, исходный текст, первоначальныйRussian
- нов, самобитан, izvornik, првобитни, оригинал, samobitan, prvobitni, svež, свеж, original, nov, изворникSerbo-Croatian
- ursprunglig, förlaga, original, originell, original-Swedish
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