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genuine

gen·u·ine

genuine

 
pronunciation:
jen yu ihn
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: true to what is claimed or believed about a thing; authentic.
She wore a necklace of genuine pearls.What they discovered were genuine dinosaur bones.
synonyms:
authentic, bona fide, honest, proven, real, true, veritable
antonyms:
artificial, bogus, counterfeit, fake, fictitious, fraudulent, illusory, imitation, ostensible, seeming, sham, spurious, superficial, trumped-up
similar words:
actual, legitimate, valid, veracious
definition 2: free from deception or pretense; sincere.
She knew she had done wrong, and she made a genuine apology.It was obvious that her affection for him was genuine.
synonyms:
authentic, bona fide, honest, real, sincere, true
antonyms:
assumed, counterfeit, insincere, plastic, synthetic, unnatural
similar words:
candid, frank, guileless, ingenuous, legitimate, natural, open, plain, straightforward, valid, veracious
derivations: genuinely (adv.), genuineness (n.)
Word History
Genuine comes from a Latin word that means "natural or native."
Word Parts
The word genuine contains the following part: