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GENUINE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does genuine mean? 

GENUINE (adjective)
  The adjective GENUINE has 3 senses:

1. not fake or counterfeit
2. not pretended; sincerely felt or expressed
3. being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something

  Familiarity information: GENUINE used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


GENUINE (adjective)


Sense 1genuine [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not fake or counterfeit

Synonyms:

echt; genuine

Context examples:

a genuine Picasso / genuine leather

Similar:

authentic; bona fide; unquestionable; veritable (not counterfeit or copied)

attested; authenticated; documented (established as genuine)

good (not forged)

honest-to-god; honest-to-goodness; old; sure-enough ((used informally especially for emphasis))

Also:

true (consistent with fact or reality; not false)

sincere (open and genuine; not deceitful)

existent; real (being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory)

honest; honorable (not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent)

Antonym:

counterfeit (not genuine; imitating something superior)


Sense 2genuine [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not pretended; sincerely felt or expressed

Synonyms:

unfeigned; genuine; true

Context examples:

genuine emotion / her interest in people was unfeigned / true grief

Similar:

sincere (open and genuine; not deceitful)


Sense 3genuine [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something

Synonyms:

literal; actual; genuine; real

Context examples:

her actual motive / a literal solitude like a desert / a genuine dilemma

Similar:

true (consistent with fact or reality; not false)


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