V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: new and original

Synonyms: new, original, innovative, unprecedented, unusual

Antonyms: old, outdated, antiquated, obsolete

Tips: Novel is derived from the Latin novellus, "new, young, recent." Novel is a more sophisticated way of saying "new" or "original." A novel idea is a new and fresh idea. See also: the related noun novelty. Novel is also a noun and refers to a fictional book or printed story.

Usage Examples:

His novel ideas helped turn the company in a new, more successful direction. (new, original)

He came up with a novel solution that was the first of its kind. (new, unprecedented)

We had a brainstorming session and came up with several novel ideas for moving the company forward. (innovative, original)

No I don't like that idea; we need a novel solution that hasn't been conceived before. (new, innovative, unprecedented)

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