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[ UK /əɹˌɪd‍ʒɪnˈælɪti/ ]
[ US /ɝˌɪdʒəˈnæɫɪti/ ]
  1. the quality of being new and original (not derived from something else)
  2. the ability to think and act independently
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How To Use originality In A Sentence

  • A few talented writers en dowed with originality and exceptional animation, a few brilliant efforts, isolated, without following, interrupted and recommenced, did not suffice to endow a nation with a solid and imposing basis of literary wealth. Literary and Philosophical Essays: French, German and Italian
  • It is a narrative of profound depth and originality. Times, Sunday Times
  • Dogmatic constraints, tactical stereotypes, schematism in place of originality, and the boring repetition of truisms are contributing factors in creative infecundity.
  • Judges placed high value on entries that demonstrated imagination, originality and flair.
  • the overcritical teacher can discourage originality
  • Bursting with frantic energy, wry humour and a multitude of voices, it might be best described as a romantic comedy-thriller, but even this fails to capture its sparkling originality.
  • Others may decry competitions for their tendency to emphasize technique over artistry, conformity over originality.
  • For Public Relations there must be two elements in the package, creativity and originality.
  • The camera is static, and the compositions gelid, lacking any originality.
  • Creativity and originality are more important than technical skill.
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