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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 

AUTHENTIC (adjective)

Sense 1authentic [BACK TO TOP]


Conforming to fact and therefore worthy of belief


authentic; reliable

Context examples:

an authentic account by an eyewitness / reliable information


trustworthy; trusty (worthy of trust or belief)

Sense 2authentic [BACK TO TOP]


Not counterfeit or copied


authentic; bona fide; unquestionable; veritable

Context examples:

an authentic signature / a bona fide manuscript / an unquestionable antique / photographs taken in a veritable bull ring


echt; genuine (not fake or counterfeit)

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