Synonyms of original in English:

original


See US English definition of original

See UK English definition of original

See Spanish definition of original

adjective

1‘I prefer the original version of the story’

SYNONYMS
first, earliest
primary
untouched, unedited, uncut

2‘the original inhabitants of Canada’

SYNONYMS
indigenous, native, first, initial, aboriginal
ancient, primeval, primordial
rare autochthonous, autochthonic
ANTONYMS

latest, last

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