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- 1. unoriginal (vs. original), banal, commonplace, hackneyed, old-hat, shopworn, stock(prenominal), threadbare, timeworn, tired, trite, well-worn, bromidic, corny, platitudinal, platitudinous, cliched, ready-made, cold, stale, dusty, moth-eaten, slavish, conventional, secondary, stale, uncreative
- usage: not original; not being or productive of something fresh and unusual; "the manuscript contained unoriginal emendations"; "his life had been unoriginal, conforming completely to the given pattern"- Gwethalyn Graham
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