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AUTHENTIC

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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]

Meaning:

Conforming to fact and therefore worthy of belief

Synonyms:

authentic; reliable

Context examples:

an authentic account by an eyewitness / reliable information

Similar:

trustworthy; trusty (worthy of trust or belief)


Sense 2authentic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not counterfeit or copied

Synonyms:

authentic; bona fide; unquestionable; veritable

Context examples:

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

Similar:

echt; genuine (not fake or counterfeit)


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