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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]


Undertaken in good faith

Context example:

a bona fide offer


sincere (open and genuine; not deceitful)

Sense 2bona fide [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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