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au·then·tic·i·ty

 (ô′thĕn-tĭs′ĭ-tē)
n.
The quality or condition of being authentic, trustworthy, or genuine.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.authenticity - undisputed credibilityauthenticity - undisputed credibility    
believability, credibility, credibleness - the quality of being believable or trustworthy
real McCoy, real stuff, real thing - informal usage attributing authenticity

authenticity

noun
1. genuineness, purity, realness, veritableness Some factors have cast doubt on the statue's authentcity.

authenticity

noun
The quality of being authentic:
Translations
صِحَّـه، أصْلِيَّه، مَوثوقِيَّه
автентичност
pravost
ægthedautencitetautenticitet
hitelesség
áreiîanleiki; upprunaleiki
pravosť
gerçeklikgüvenilirlik

authenticity

[ˌɔːθenˈtɪsɪtɪ] N
1. (= genuineness) [of text, painting] → autenticidad f
2. (= realistic quality) [of decor, furniture] → realismo m

authenticity

[ˌɔːθɛnˈtɪsɪti] n [letter, document, photograph, tape, confession] → authenticité f

authenticity

nEchtheit f, → Authentizität f (geh); (of claim to title etc)Berechtigung f

authenticity

[ˌɔːθɛnˈtɪsɪtɪ] nautenticità

authentic

(oːˈθentik) adjective
true, real or genuine. an authentic signature.
ˌauthenˈticity (-sə-) noun
References in classic literature ?
Smith's intelligence; you had no doubt of its authenticity a month ago.
I should have made very short work of any one who had impugned the authenticity of the poems, but happily there was no one who held the contrary opinion in that village, so far as I knew, or who cared for Ossian, or had even heard of him.
And with an air of spite, which he did not dissemble: "I am unacquainted with these details, will you guarantee their authenticity, monsieur?
You know," I said, "how in fairy tales, when the wandering hero or the maiden in distress has a guiding dream, the dream often leaves something behind on the pillow to assure them of its authenticity.
Accordingly, he wrote an anonymous information, the minute exactness of which made up for its want of authenticity, and posted his letter.
In proof of the authenticity of this legendary renown, Hepzibah could have exhibited the shell of a great egg, which an ostrich need hardly have been ashamed of.
I promised the Persian to do so as soon as I had time, and I may as well tell the reader at once that the results of my investigation were perfectly satisfactory; and I hardly believed that I should ever discover so many undeniable proofs of the authenticity of the feats ascribed to the ghost.
This discovery attracted very general attention, not only as confirming, in a singular manner, the conjectures so boldly made by a long chain of critics, but as bringing to light valuable literary treasures tending to establish the reputation, and to confirm the antiquity and authenticity of the great mass of Aesopian Fable.
Cicero, when he buried his darling and only daughter, had a heart as full of honest grief as poor Tom's,--perhaps no fuller, for both were only men;--but Cicero could pause over no such sublime words of hope, and look to no such future reunion; and if he had seen them, ten to one he would not have believed,--he must fill his head first with a thousand questions of authenticity of manuscript, and correctness of translation.
Is it fanciful to suppose that he meant to give the stamp of authenticity to the one and not to the other?
Oh, sir," said Danglars, after he had convinced himself of the authenticity of the documents he held, and rising as if to salute the power of gold personified in the man before him, -- "three letters of unlimited credit
Howorth, the picture cleaner, may supply a not unnecessary proof of the authenticity of the facts here set down.