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1. originality

noun. ['ɝˌɪdʒəˈnælɪti'] the ability to think and act independently.

Synonyms

  • power
  • ability
  • innovativeness
  • freshness
  • novelty

Antonyms

  • inability
  • creative
  • primary
  • unconventional

Etymology

  • -ity (English)
  • -ité (French)
  • original (English)
  • original (Middle English (1100-1500))

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How do you pronounce originality?

Pronounce originality as ərˌɪʤəˈnælɪti.

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Example sentences of the word originality


1. Noun, singular or mass
This terra cotta brick backsplash by Leyer has us swooning thanks to its originality.

Quotes containing the word originality


1. Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.
- C. S. Lewis

2. Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear but forgetting where you heard it.
- Laurence J. Peter

3. It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
- Herman Melville

2. originality

noun. ['ɝˌɪdʒəˈnælɪti'] the quality of being new and original (not derived from something else).

Synonyms

  • quality
  • original
  • freshness
  • unorthodoxy
  • heterodoxy
  • novelty

Antonyms

  • unoriginality
  • orthodoxy
  • unoriginal
  • fresh

Etymology

  • -ity (English)
  • -ité (French)
  • original (English)
  • original (Middle English (1100-1500))
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