Originality - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˌrɪdʒəˈnæləti|  American pronunciation of the word originality
Brit.  |əˌrɪdʒɪˈnalɪti|  British pronunciation of the word originality

noun

- the ability to think and act independently
- the quality of being new and original (not derived from something else)

Examples

Critics have praised the movie's startling originality.

I was amazed by the originality of her ideas.

That work was of no originality for me.

I was impressed by the originality of the plan.

Her earlier work shows a lot of originality.

A lot of his designs lack originality.

The teacher welcomes originality whenever it is shown.

Her performance is full of passion and originality.

...the so-called comedy is totally devoid of intelligence, originality, and even laughs...

...by the time of the fourth rewrite, the screenplay had pretty much been gelded of all originality...

a performance full of sparkle and originality

Her performance was adequate but lacked originality.

since he lacks originality he must rely on quotation

a sterile ideology lacking in originality

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