(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. novel, unique; primary, initial; earliest, primal, aboriginal; creative, inventive. See beginning, imagination, unconformity, speciality.Ant., secondhand, plagiarized, later.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Pertaining to the source]
Syn. primary, primeval, primordial, rudimentary, rudimental, aboriginal, elementary, inceptive, in embryo, fundamental, protogenic, primitive, initial, beginning, commencing, starting, opening, dawning, incipient; see also first 1 .
Ant. late*, recent, developed.
2. [Creative]
Syn. originative, productive, causal, causative, generative, imaginative, inventive, innovative, ingenious, unconventional, constitutive, formative, demiurgic, resourceful, ready, quick, seminal, envisioning, sensitive, archetypal, inspiring, devising, conceiving, fertile, fictive, fashioning, molding.
Ant. stupid*, imitative, unproductive.
3. [Not copied]
Syn. first, new, fresh, novel, earliest, initial, primary, principal, genuine, firsthand, uncopied, underived, unused, independent, one, sole, lone, single, solitary, neoteric, authentic, pure, new-fashioned, untranslated, nonimitative, unexampled, elemental, real, absolute; see also unique 1 , unusual 1 , 2 .
Ant. imitated*, copied, repeated.
See Synonym Study at new .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
1. prototype archetype, model, exemplar, standard, mold, first draft, template.
2. character eccentric, oddball, nonconformist.
1. first initial, primary, earliest, fundamental, rudimentary, beginning, starting, opening, introductory.
2. creative visionary, imaginative, resourceful, inventive, ingenious.
3. fresh or unique new, groundbreaking, visionary, unusual, unconventional, novel, *cutting edge, *new wave, *new school, *new age, extraordinary, unorthodox, singular.
ANT.: 1. last, final, ending, ultimate. 2. banal, unoriginal, pedestrian, imitative, trite. 3. old, old hat, tired, dull, banal, hackneyed
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adjective 1. Preceding all others in time: earliest, first, initial, maiden, pioneer, primary, prime, primordial. See START. 2. Arising from or going to the root or source: basal, basic, foundational, fundamental, primary, radical, underlying. See SURFACE. 3. Not derived from something else: primary, prime, primitive. See START. 4. Not counterfeit or copied: actual, authentic, bona fide, genuine, good, indubitable, real, true, undoubted, unquestionable. See TRUE. 5. Not the same as what was previously known or done: different, fresh, innovative, inventive, new, newfangled, novel, unfamiliar, unprecedented. See NEW. 6. Characterized by or productive of new things or new ideas: creative, ingenious, innovative, innovatory, inventive. Stability. II noun 1. A first form from which varieties arise or imitations are made: archetype, father, master, protoplast, prototype. See START. 2. A person who is appealingly odd or curious: character, oddity. Informal: card, oddball. See USUAL.

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