the antonym of original

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EdisonBhola

Senior Member
Korean
Hi all,

Can you please tell me the antonym of "original"?

As in:
This painting is not original. It is _______.
Please come up with original ideas. Don't use ______ ideas.

Does "artificial" work?

Many thanks! :)
 
  • lingobingo

    Senior Member
    English - England
    There is no direct antonym. And I don’t think you could use the same word in both those examples.

    This painting is not original. It is a copy.​
    Please come up with original ideas. The ideas need to be your own.​
    Artificial is the opposite of natural.
     

    equivoque

    Senior Member
    Australia - English
    The context in which you put the item, "fake", forgery, counterfeit, copy, imitation are more appropriate than "artificial" which tends to mean "not made from natural ingredients".
     
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