Synonyms of original in English:

original


See definition of original

adjective

1‘the original inhabitants of Canada’

SYNONYMS
indigenous, native, aboriginal
first, earliest, early, initial, primary, primordial, primal, primeval
rare autochthonic, autochthonous
ANTONYMS

latest, last

2‘I prefer the original version of the story’

SYNONYMS
first, earliest
primary
untouched, unedited, uncut

3‘original Rembrandts’

SYNONYMS
authentic, genuine, actual, real, true, bona fide, veritable, not copied, archetypal, prototypical, master
informal kosher
British informal pukka
ANTONYMS

fake

4‘the film is challenging and highly original’

SYNONYMS
innovative, creative, imaginative, innovatory, innovational, inventive, ingenious
new, novel, fresh, refreshing
unusual, unconventional, unorthodox, unfamiliar, unprecedented, groundbreaking, disruptive, pioneering, avant-garde, seminal, fertile, unique, individual, individualistic, distinctive
ANTONYMS

commonplace, conventional, unimaginative


noun

1‘the portrait may be a copy of the original’

SYNONYMS
archetype, prototype, source, master, paradigm, model, pattern, standard

2‘he really is an original’

SYNONYMS
individualist, individual, eccentric, nonconformist, free spirit, bohemian, rare bird, maverick, oddity
rara avis
informal character, oddball, nut, weirdo, weirdie
British informal one-off, odd bod, oner, odd fish, queer fish
North American informal wacko, wack, screwball, kook
US informal wackadoo, wackadoodle
informal, dated card, case