Your most grating acquaintance could – and usually would – bombard you with reams of unoriginal drivel at the press of a key.
Even her catchphrases came across as empty and unoriginal.
Alec Nevala-Lee says the result is vague and unoriginal, yet somehow still comforting.
That simple, and unoriginal, fear lies at heart of The Crisis of Zionism.
For they are as hollow as a drum and as unoriginal as a bride-cake: nothing but vacuity with an icing of phrases.
The advertising writer is the most unoriginal creature imaginable.
But the style of most of them is unoriginal, being merely an echo of that of the English Lake School.
He would return a purse, I am sure, upon discovering that he had obtained it by an unoriginal diddle.
And so on—respectable answers, unoriginal but having the sanction of history, of just and generous minds.
The version, though offering many interesting features, is too late and unoriginal to be of use in the present investigation.
early 14c., "first in time, earliest," from Old French original "first" (13c.) and directly from Latin originalis, from originem (nominative origo) "beginning, source, birth," from oriri "to rise" (see orchestra). The first reference is in original sin "innate depravity of man's nature," supposed to be inherited from Adam in consequence of the Fall. Related: Originally.
"original text," late 14c., from Medieval Latin originale (see original (adj.)). Of photographs, films, sound recordings, etc., from 1918.