gen´u|ine|ly

gen|u|ine «JEHN yu uhn», adjective.
1. actually being what it seems or is claimed to be; real; true: »

genuine leather, genuine worth or benefit. The political correspondence of Machiavelli, first published in 1767, is unquestionably genuine (Macaulay).

2. without pretense; sincere; frank: »

genuine sorrow.

SYNONYM(S): unaffected.
3. having to do with the original stock; purebred: »

a genuine Celtic people.

4. properly so called: »

a case of genuine leprosy.

[< Latin genuīnus native, natural, ultimately < gignere beget]
gen´u|ine|ly, adverb.
gen´u|ine|ness, noun.
Synonym Study 1 Genuine, authentic mean being what it is claimed to be. Genuine emphasizes absence of artificiality, adulteration, or any spurious quality: »

This table is genuine mahogany, not wood stained to look like it.

Authentic emphasizes absence of fraud or counterfeiting: »

This is his authentic signature, not a forgery.


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • gen|u|ine — «JEHN yu uhn», adjective. 1. actually being what it seems or is claimed to be; real; true: »genuine leather, genuine worth or benefit. The political correspondence of Machiavelli, first published in 1767, is unquestionably genuine (Macaulay). 2.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • gen´u|ine|ness — gen|u|ine «JEHN yu uhn», adjective. 1. actually being what it seems or is claimed to be; real; true: »genuine leather, genuine worth or benefit. The political correspondence of Machiavelli, first published in 1767, is unquestionably genuine… …   Useful english dictionary

  • genuine — gen·u·ine …   English syllables

  • genuinely — gen·u·ine·ly …   English syllables

  • genuine — gen•u•ine [[t]ˈdʒɛn yu ɪn[/t]] or, sometimes, [[t] ˌaɪn[/t]] adj. 1) possessing the claimed character, quality, or origin; not counterfeit; authentic; real: genuine leather; a genuine antique[/ex] 2) properly so called: a genuine liberal[/ex] 3)… …   From formal English to slang

  • genuine — gen|u|ine [ dʒenjuın ] adjective ** 1. ) real, rather than pretended or false: Morley looked at her with genuine concern. We are doing everything we can to help people to work towards genuine democracy. It was a genuine mistake and we ought to… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • genuine — gen|u|ine W3S3 [ˈdʒenjuın] adj [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: genuinus born, genuine ] 1.) a genuine feeling, desire etc is one that you really feel, not one you pretend to feel = ↑sincere genuine interest/concern/desire etc ▪ The reforms are …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • genuinely — gen|u|ine|ly [ dʒenjuınli ] adverb * 1. ) honestly or in a sincere way: I m genuinely sorry for the problems I ve caused you. Sara s a genuinely nice person. I think David genuinely believed he was going to win. 2. ) MAINLY BRITISH really: used… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • genuineness — gen·u·ine·ness …   English syllables

  • genuine — gen u*ine, a. [L. genuinus, fr. genere, gignere, to beget, in pass., to be born: cf. F. g[ e]nuine. See {Gender}.] Belonging to, or proceeding from, the original stock; native; hence, not counterfeit, spurious, false, or adulterated; authentic;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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