unoriginal 1660s, "having no origin, uncreated," from UN- (Cf. un-) (1) "not" + ORIGINAL (Cf. original) (adj.). Meaning "derivative, second-hand" is recorded from 1774.

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  • unoriginal — index familiar (customary), lifeless (dull), ordinary, pedestrian, prosaic, trite, usual …   Law dictionary

  • unoriginal — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ lacking originality; derivative. DERIVATIVES unoriginality noun unoriginally adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • unoriginal — [spelling only] …   English World dictionary

  • unoriginal — adj.; unoriginally, adv. * * * …   Universalium

  • unoriginal — adjective lacking originality …   Wiktionary

  • unoriginal — Synonyms and related words: and, arid, back number, banal, barren, bewhiskered, bromidic, common, commonplace, corny, cut and dried, derivative, dry, dull, earthbound, fade, familiar, fusty, hackney, hackneyed, infecund, infertile, literal, moth… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • unoriginal — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Lacking originality: sterile, uncreative, unimaginative, uninspired, uninventive. See RICH …   English dictionary for students

  • unoriginal — adj. not original, uncreative, uninventive …   English contemporary dictionary

  • unoriginal — adjective lacking originality; derivative. Derivatives unoriginality noun unoriginally adverb …   English new terms dictionary

  • unoriginal — un·original …   English syllables

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