HyperDic: unoriginal

English > 1 sense of the word unoriginal:
ADJECTIVEallunoriginalnot original
English > unoriginal: 1 sense > adjective 1
Meaningnot 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
Attribute oforiginalityThe quality of being new and original (not derived from something else)
Narrowerbanal, commonplace, hackneyed, old-hat, shopworn, stock, threadbare, timeworn, tired, trite, well-wornrepeated / repeated too often
bromidic, corny, platitudinal, platitudinousdull and tiresome but with pretensions of significance or originality
cliched, ready-maderepeated regularly without thought or originality
cold, stale, dusty, moth-eatenLacking originality or spontaneity
slavishBlindly imitative
See alsoconventionalFollowing accepted customs and proprieties
secondaryOf second rank or importance or value
staleLacking freshness, palatability, or showing deterioration from age
uncreativenot creative
OppositeoriginalBeing or productive of something fresh and unusual
Nounsunoriginalitythe quality of being unoriginal
unoriginalityuncreativeness due to a lack of originality
Adverbsunoriginallyin an unoriginal manner

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