Synonyms for unoriginal

Synonyms for (adjective) unoriginal

Synonyms: unoriginal

Definition: not original; not being or productive of something fresh and unusual

Usage: the manuscript contained unoriginal emendations; his life had been unoriginal, conforming completely to the given pattern- Gwethalyn Graham

Similar words: trite, timeworn, tired, stock, threadbare, old-hat, hackneyed, commonplace, banal, shopworn, well-worn

Definition: repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse

Usage: 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'


Similar words: bromidic, platitudinal, platitudinous, corny

Definition: dull and tiresome but with pretensions of significance or originality

Usage: bromidic sermons


Similar words: ready-made, cliched

Definition: repeated regularly without thought or originality

Usage: ready-made phrases


Similar words: cold, dusty, moth-eaten, stale

Definition: lacking originality or spontaneity; no longer new

Usage: moth-eaten theories about race; stale news


Similar words: slavish

Definition: blindly imitative

Usage: a slavish copy of the original