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Definition 1: not original; not being or productive of something fresh and unusual - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where unoriginal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the manuscript contained unoriginal emendations
  • his life had been unoriginal, conforming completely to the given pattern

(unoriginal is similar to ...) dull and tiresome but with pretensions of significance or originality

"bromidic sermons"

(unoriginal is similar to ...) blindly imitative

"a slavish copy of the original"

(unoriginal is similar to ...) lacking originality or spontaneity; no longer new

"moth-eaten theories about race" "stale news"

(unoriginal is similar to ...) repeated regularly without thought or originality

"ready-made phrases"

(unoriginal is similar to ...) repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse

"bromidic sermons" "his remarks were trite and commonplace" "hackneyed phrases" "a stock answer" "repeating threadbare jokes" "parroting some timeworn axiom" "the trite metaphor `hard as nails'"

(means also ...) being of second rank or importance or value; not direct or immediate

"the stone will be hauled to a secondary crusher" "a secondary source" "a secondary issue" "secondary streams"

(means also ...) lacking freshness, palatability, or showing deterioration from age

"stale bread" "the beer was stale"

(means also ...) not creative

"an uncreative imagination"

(means also ...) following accepted customs and proprieties

"conventional wisdom" "she had strayed from the path of conventional behavior" "conventional forms of address"

(... are attributes of unoriginal) the quality of being new and original (not derived from something else)

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