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Synonyms for original

Synonyms for original

arising from or going to the root or source

not derived from something else

not the same as what was previously known or done

characterized by or productive of new things or new ideas

a first form from which varieties arise or imitations are made

a person who is appealingly odd or curious

Synonyms for original

an original creation (i

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

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

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

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being or productive of something fresh and unusual

not derived or copied or translated from something else

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The original species of our genus were supposed to resemble each other in unequal degrees, as is so generally the case in nature; species (A) being more nearly related to B, C, and D, than to the other species; and species (I) more to G, H, K, L, than to the others.
The new species in our diagram descended from the original eleven species, will now be fifteen in number.
If the original is still in the world, I think he might defy the sun to make him look stern and hard.
Could you not conceive the original to have been guilty of a great crime?
He notified the Western Union confidentially, of course, that its case could not be proven, and that "Bell was the original inventor of the telephone.
He became more hostile and irreconcilable; and until his death, in 1901, never renounced his claim to be the original inventor of the telephone.
The legislature of the United States would certainly have full power to provide, that in appeals to the Supreme Court there should be no re-examination of facts where they had been tried in the original causes by juries.
Actually to get together all the Arthurian romances was not possible for any man in Malory's day, or in any other, but he gathered up a goodly number, most of them, at least, written in French, and combined them, on the whole with unusual skill, into a work of about one-tenth their original bulk, which still ranks, with all qualifications, as one of the masterpieces of English literature.
I think what they say about you must be true, that you are so original.
At all events she was attracted by the idea, and gradually her guests came round to her side; the thing was original, at least, and might turn out to be amusing.
Here is one of the finest scholars, one of the most original men of genius, and one of the most industrious of the literary profession of our country, whose temporary suspension of labor, from bodily illness, drops him immediately to a level with the common objects of public charity.
Gill, Eugene Didier, Sarah Helen Whitman and others these scandals have been dispelled and Poe is seen as he actually was-not as a man without failings, it is true, but as the finest and most original genius in American letters.
The original 'Worm' so-called, from which the name of the place came, had to find a direct way down to the marshes and the mud- holes.
The same day I called on Lady Janet to thank her, and encountered a new revelation of the wayward and original character of my dear old aunt.
As far as I can see, it would be wiser and more judicious if you were to take to yourself the original at once.
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