unoriginality


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unoriginality

(ˌʌnəˌrɪdʒɪˈnælətɪ)
n
the quality or state of being unoriginal
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.unoriginality - uncreativeness due to a lack of originality
uncreativeness - a lack of creativity
staleness, triteness - unoriginality as a result of being dull and hackneyed
conventionality - unoriginality as a result of being too conventional
2.unoriginality - the quality of being unoriginal
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
orthodoxy - the quality of being orthodox (especially in religion)
originality - the quality of being new and original (not derived from something else)
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Cultural trends rooted in mass consumption -- and with a tinge, thus, of unoriginality and predictability -- have become popular subjects on social media in recent years, picking up the slightly catty nickname "basic."
Hence, we can reaffirm that Tey's negligible status within Scotland does not stem from her political views, but from two other causes: total unoriginality; knitting never aspires to art.
Now threatened with the prospect of liability for infringement and accusations of unoriginality, they shifted their gaze to unprotected and undercommodified sources.
Swimming is not like flying; it imitates it, invoking connotations of incapability and unoriginality.
"Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" gets away with its unoriginality for the most part, but this franchise's desperation is starting to show.
Repetition, in this frame, becomes a mark of literary decadence or unoriginality. Carl Ernst and Bruce Lawrence, among many others, have criticized the "decline narrative" for its failure to recognize the cultural and religious vibrancy of this post-Mongol period.
(6) Surely, Irving is out to satirize the unoriginality and inaccuracy of writers who cut and stitch from the archive with less than meticulous attention to context or detail.
Oh, some of the cookies received personal ratings of 9 on the 1-10 scale and descriptions like "inspired," but other varieties were tagged with words and phrases such as "unoriginality," "blandness" and "bleak, flavorless, gluten-free wasteland." The exception was the S'more, which Charlotte had not tried and "could not rate in good conscience." Have you ever heard that from your neighborhood Girl Scout?
Bozovic begins by surveying Pushkin's novel with an eye on perennial Russian anxiety about cultural centers and peripheries, especially when it comes to Russian literature's belatedness and the concomitant fear of unoriginality and marginality.
Elliot-Smith argues that this deployment of familiar tropes and textual layering "function[s] to disrupt textual stability and to highlight the unoriginality of all cultural texts and identities" (178).
But not even stuck in their ways, stuck in what they believe their ways should be as far as "I'm a skateboarder; I back this brand or this mentality; that's what I am now." You know, there's a lot of unoriginality in skateboarding.