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Meaning of GENUINE

Pronunciation:  'jenyooin

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  not fake or counterfeit; "a genuine Picasso"; "genuine leather"
  2. [adj]  not pretended; sincerely felt or expressed; "genuine emotion"; "her interest in people was unfeigned"; "true grief"
  3. [adj]  being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something; "her actual motive"; "a literal solitude like a desert"- G.K.Chesterton; "a genuine dilemma"

GENUINE is a 7 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: actual, attested, authentic, authenticated, bona fide, documented, echt, good, honest-to-god, honest-to-goodness, literal, old(a), real, sure-enough(a), true, true(a), unfeigned, unquestionable, veritable
 Antonyms: counterfeit, imitative
 See Also: existent, honest, honorable, sincere



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Gen"u*ine\, a. [L. genuinus, fr. genere, gignere, to
beget, in pass., to be born: cf. F. g['e]nuine. See
Belonging to, or proceeding from, the original stock; native;
hence, not counterfeit, spurious, false, or adulterated;
authentic; real; natural; true; pure; as, a genuine text; a
genuine production; genuine materials. ``True, genuine
night.'' --Dryden.

Syn: Authentic; real; true; pure; unalloyed; unadulterated.
     See {Authentic}. -- {Gen"u*ine*ly}, adv. --
     {Gen"u*ine*ness}, n.

           The evidence, both internal and external, against
           the genuineness of these letters, is overwhelming.

Thesaurus Terms
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