Definition of Genuine

1. Adjective. Not fake or counterfeit. "Genuine leather"

2. Adjective. Not pretended; sincerely felt or expressed. "True grief"
Exact synonyms: True, Unfeigned
Similar to: Sincere
Derivative terms: Genuineness

3. Adjective. Being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something. "A genuine dilemma"
Exact synonyms: Actual, Literal, Real
Similar to: True
Derivative terms: Genuineness, Literalness, Reality, Reality, Realness

Definition of Genuine

1. a. 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.

Definition of Genuine

1. Adjective. Belonging to, or proceeding from the original stock; native; hence, not counterfeit, spurious, false, or adulterated; authentic; real; natural; true; pure. ¹

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Definition of Genuine

1. authentic [adj] - See also: authentic

Lexicographical Neighbors of Genuine

genu valgum
genu valgums
genu varum
genucubital position
genuine (current term)
genuine fake
genuine fakes
genuine issue of material fact
genuine issues of material fact
genupectoral position

Literary usage of Genuine

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

1. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1880)
"Pens working very well when first shown, and seeming, to all but experts, to be the genuine, have been sold at all sorts of prices, and the difficulties ..."

2. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, Peter Augustin Daniel (1874)
"... a Table of the Quarto Editions of Shakspere's Works, 1593-1630, and a print of the genuine Parts of Timon and Pericles; with au Appendix containing, 1. ..."

3. The Sounds and Inflections of the Greek Dialects: Ionic by Herbert Weir Smyth (1894)
"... to any extent whatsoever in the same MSS. of a genuine treatise? genuine, different from that to be applied in the case of the spurious, treatises ? 3. ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"... containing all the letters, genuine and supposititious, of Ignatius, with those of the other Apostolic Fathers. A new edition of this work was printed ..."

5. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1831)
"Flight was their only hope, Aquileia their only refuge : and as Maximus now displayed his genuine character, the brother of Gratian might expect the same ..."

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