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English adjective: genuine

1. genuine not fake or counterfeit

SamplesA genuine Picasso.
Genuine leather.


Similarattested, authentic, authenticated, bona fide, documented, good, honest, honest-to-god, honest-to-goodness, old, sure-enough, unquestionable, veritable

See alsoexistent, honest, honorable, real, sincere, true

Antonymscounterfeit, imitative

2. genuine not pretended; sincerely felt or expressed

SamplesGenuine emotion.
Her interest in people was unfeigned.
True grief.

Synonymstrue, unfeigned



3. genuine being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something

SamplesHer actual motive.
A literal solitude like a desert.
A genuine dilemma.

Synonymsactual, literal, real



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