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BONA FIDE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does bona fide mean? 

BONA FIDE (adjective)
  The adjective BONA FIDE has 2 senses:

1. undertaken in good faith
2. not counterfeit or copied

  Familiarity information: BONA FIDE used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BONA FIDE (adjective)


Sense 1bona fide [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Undertaken in good faith

Context example:

a bona fide offer

Similar:

sincere (open and genuine; not deceitful)


Sense 2bona fide [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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