Definition of Authentic

1. Adjective. Conforming to fact and therefore worthy of belief. "Reliable information"

Exact synonyms: Reliable
Similar to: Trustworthy, Trusty
Derivative terms: Authenticity, Reliability, Reliableness



2. Adjective. Not counterfeit or copied. "Photographs taken in a veritable bull ring"
Exact synonyms: Bona Fide, Unquestionable, Veritable
Similar to: Echt, Genuine
Derivative terms: Authenticity, Unquestionableness

Definition of Authentic

1. a. Having a genuine original or authority, in opposition to that which is false, fictitious, counterfeit, or apocryphal; being what it purports to be; genuine; not of doubtful origin; real; as, an authentic paper or register.

2. n. An original (book or document).

Definition of Authentic

1. Adjective. Of the same origin as claimed; genuine. ¹

2. Adjective. Conforming to reality and therefore worthy of trust, reliance, or belief. ¹

3. Adjective. (obsolete) Having authority. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Authentic

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Authentic

autem dippers
autem diver
autem mort
autemesia
autems
auteur
auteurism
auteurisms
auteurist
auteurists
auteurs
auteurship
auth
authalic
authed
authentic (current term)
authentic cadence
authentic cadences
authentical
authentically
authenticalness
authenticate
authenticated
authenticates
authenticating
authentication
authentications
authenticator
authenticators
authenticist

Literary usage of Authentic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Synonyms Discriminated: A Dictionary of Synonymous Words in the English by Charles John Smith (1893)
"VVe call a document genuine when it can be traced back ultimately to the author or authors from whom it professes to emanate. We call a document authentic ..."

2. The Republic of Plato by Plato (1888)
"... and his son's treatment of him, were authentic fails, it would not have I assure you, he said, I quite agree with you as to the impropriety of such ..."

3. Commentaries on the Laws of England by William Blackstone, William Carey Jones (1915)
"21 authentic interpretation and declaratory laws.—This judgment passed upon authentic interpretation is now a just one; and, as Judge Cooley has well ..."

4. The Lives of the Chief Justices of England: From the Norman Conquest Till by John Campbell Campbell (1849)
"Story of his committing the Prince of Wales to prison: qu. whether it be authentic? When and where first mentioned. t • REIGN OF HENRY IV. doubted; ..."

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