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Dictionary entry overview: What does authentic mean?
• AUTHENTIC (adjective)
The adjective AUTHENTIC has 2 senses:
1. conforming to fact and therefore worthy of belief
2. not counterfeit or copied
Familiarity information: AUTHENTIC used as an adjective is rare.
Dictionary entry details
|Sense 1||authentic [BACK TO TOP]|
Conforming to fact and therefore worthy of belief
an authentic account by an eyewitness / reliable information
|Sense 2||authentic [BACK TO TOP]|
Not counterfeit or copied
an authentic signature / a bona fide manuscript / an unquestionable antique / photographs taken in a veritable bull ring
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