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gen·u·ine

 (jĕn′yo͞o-ĭn)
adj.
1. Actually possessing the alleged or apparent attribute or character: genuine leather.
2. Not spurious or counterfeit; authentic: Tests proved that the letter was genuine, and not a forgery. See Synonyms at authentic.
3.
a. Honestly felt or experienced: genuine devotion.
b. Actual; real: a genuine dilemma.
4. Free from hypocrisy or dishonesty; sincere: Is he being genuine in making these compliments?
5. Being of pure or original stock: a genuine Hawaiian.

[Latin genuīnus, natural, possibly from alteration of ingenuus, native, freeborn; see ingenuous.]

gen′u·ine·ly adv.
gen′u·ine·ness n.

genuine

(ˈdʒɛnjʊɪn)
adj
1. not fake or counterfeit; original; real; authentic
2. not pretending; frank; sincere
3. (Breeds) being of authentic or original stock
[C16: from Latin genuīnus inborn, hence (in Late Latin) authentic, from gignere to produce]
ˈgenuinely adv
ˈgenuineness n

gen•u•ine

(ˈdʒɛn yu ɪn or, sometimes, -ˌaɪn)

adj.
1. possessing the claimed character, quality, or origin; not counterfeit; authentic; real: genuine leather; a genuine antique.
2. properly so called: a genuine liberal.
3. free from pretense, affectation, or hypocrisy; sincere: genuine admiration.
[1590–1600; < Latin genuīnus innate, natural =genu-, as in ingenuus native (see ingenuous) + -īnus -ine1]
gen′u•ine•ly, adv.
gen′u•ine•ness, n.
pron: The two pronunciations of genuine reflect a sharp social contrast. The first, (ˈdʒɛn yu ɪn) is the usual educated pronunciation. The second, (ˈdʒɛn yuˌaɪn) with the final syllable rhyming with sign, occurs chiefly among less educated speakers, esp. older ones. The latter pronunciation is sometimes used deliberately by educated speakers, as for emphasis or humorous effect.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.genuine - not fake or counterfeit; "a genuine Picasso"; "genuine leather"
honest, honorable - not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent; "honest lawyers"; "honest reporting"
real, existent - being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory; "real objects"; "real people; not ghosts"; "a film based on real life"; "a real illness"; "real humility"; "Life is real! Life is earnest!"- Longfellow
sincere - open and genuine; not deceitful; "he was a good man, decent and sincere"; "felt sincere regret that they were leaving"; "sincere friendship"
true - consistent with fact or reality; not false; "the story is true"; "it is undesirable to believe a proposition when there is no ground whatever for supposing it true"- B. Russell; "the true meaning of the statement"
counterfeit, imitative - not genuine; imitating something superior; "counterfeit emotion"; "counterfeit money"; "counterfeit works of art"; "a counterfeit prince"
2.genuine - not pretendedgenuine - not pretended; sincerely felt or expressed; "genuine emotion"; "her interest in people was unfeigned"; "true grief"
sincere - open and genuine; not deceitful; "he was a good man, decent and sincere"; "felt sincere regret that they were leaving"; "sincere friendship"
3.genuine - being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of somethinggenuine - being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something; "her actual motive"; "a literal solitude like a desert"- G.K.Chesterton; "a genuine dilemma"
true - consistent with fact or reality; not false; "the story is true"; "it is undesirable to believe a proposition when there is no ground whatever for supposing it true"- B. Russell; "the true meaning of the statement"

genuine

adjective
1. authentic, real, original, actual, sound, true, pure, sterling, valid, legitimate, honest, veritable, bona fide, dinkum (Austral. & N.Z. informal), the real McCoy They are convinced the painting is genuine.
authentic false, artificial, fake, imitation, bogus, simulated, sham, fraudulent, pseudo (informal), counterfeit, phoney, spurious
3. sincere, straightforward, honest, natural, frank, candid, upfront (informal), dinkum (Austral. & N.Z. informal), artless, guileless She is a very caring and genuine person.
sincere false, hypocritical, phoney, insincere
Quotations
"Genuineness only thrives in the dark. Like celery" [Aldous Huxley Those Barren Leaves]

genuine

adjective
2. Devoid of any hypocrisy or pretense:
Translations
أَصْلِيّحَقيقيصادِق، شَريف
pravýskutečnýupřímnýopravdový
ægteoprigtigoriginal
aitotodellinen
nepatvoren
heiîarlegur; einlægurósvikinn, ekta
本物の
진짜의
īstsneviltotspatiess
iskrenpristen
äktagenuin
จริง
gerçekhakikîiçtensahicisamimî
thực

genuine

[ˈdʒenjʊɪn] ADJ
1. (= authentic) [picture, antique] → auténtico; [claim, refugee] → verdadero
it is a genuine Renoires un Renoir auténtico
a genuine leather sofaun sofá de cuero legítimo or auténtico
this is no cheap imitation, it's the genuine articleesto no es una imitación barata, es genuino or auténtico
this dancer is the genuine articleesta es una bailarina de verdad
2. (= sincere) [concern, disbelief, interest, enthusiasm] → verdadero, sincero; [love] → verdadero, de verdad; [commitment, difficulty] → verdadero, auténtico; [offer, buyer] → serio
it was a genuine mistakefue realmente un error
if this offer is genuine I will gladly accept itsi esta oferta va en serio or es seria la aceptaré con mucho gusto
she is very genuine and caringes noble y bondadosa

genuine

[ˈdʒɛnjuɪn] adj
(= real) [work of art] → authentique; [jewels, material] → véritable
These are genuine diamonds → Ce sont de véritables diamants.; [affection, concern, interest] → sincère
[claim, claimant, refugee] → de bonne foi
[person, emotion] → sincère
She's a very genuine person → C'est quelqu'un de très sincère.

genuine

adj
(= authentic, not fake) picture, antique, coin, leather, refugee, democracyecht; the picture is genuine or the genuine articledas Bild ist echt or ein Original; this is the genuine article! (inf: beer, food etc) → das ist das Wahre!; she’s the genuine article, a cook who loves cooking (inf)sie ist eine richtige Köchin, die das Kochen wirklich liebt
(= sincere) person, commitment, disbelief, astonishment, feelingaufrichtig; concern, interest, buyerernsthaft; offer, friendship, relationshipernst gemeint, ernsthaft; Christian, Communist etcüberzeugt; love, enthusiasm, difficultyecht; mistakewirklich; she looked at me in genuine astonishmentsie sah mich aufrichtig erstaunt an
(= natural, not affected) personnatürlich, ungekünstelt

genuine

[ˈdʒɛnjʊɪn] adj
a. (person, belief) → sincero/a
b. (authentic, leather, silver) → vero/a; (painting, antique) → autentico/a

genuine

(ˈdʒenjuin) adjective
1. real; not fake or artificial. a genuine pearl; a genuine antique.
2. honest; sincere. He shows a genuine desire to improve.
ˈgenuinely adverb
He was genuinely pleased to see her.

genuine

أَصْلِيّ pravý ægte echt γνήσιος genuino aito authentique nepatvoren genuino 本物の 진짜의 echt autentisk prawdziwy genuíno настоящий äkta จริง gerçek thực 真实的

genuine

a. auténtico-a, genuino-a; legítimo-a.
References in classic literature ?
There was color, light, and life in the boy's face now, vivacity in his manner, and genuine merriment in his laugh.
A general air of surprise and genuine satisfaction fell upon every one as they saw the pianist enter.
I am not a prejudiced man, nor one who vaunts himself on his natural privileges, though the worst enemy I have on earth, and he is an Iroquois, daren't deny that I am genuine white," the scout replied, surveying, with secret satisfaction, the faded color of his bony and sinewy hand, "and I am willing to own that my people have many ways, of which, as an honest man, I can't approve.
It was undoubtedly genuine, and he asked to be instructed by cable.
I understand--you mean that we should not see so much of them," said Christie, with a frank expression of relief so genuine as to utterly discompose her father.
People in difficulty and distress, or in any manner at odds with the world, can endure a vast amount of harsh treatment, and perhaps be only the stronger for it; whereas they give way at once before the simplest expression of what they perceive to be genuine sympathy.
What I saw in him -- as evidently as the indestructible ramparts of Old Ticonderoga, already cited as the most appropriate simile -- was the features of stubborn and ponderous endurance, which might well have amounted to obstinacy in his earlier days; of integrity, that, like most of his other endowments, lay in a somewhat heavy mass, and was just as unmalleable or unmanageable as a ton of iron ore; and of benevolence which, fiercely as he led the bayonets on at Chippewa or Fort Erie, I take to be of quite as genuine a stamp as what actuates any or all the polemical philanthropists of the age.
He was gaunt and shagged, with a ewe neck, and a head like a hammer; his rusty mane and tail were tangled and knotted with burs; one eye had lost its pupil, and was glaring and spectral, but the other had the gleam of a genuine devil in it.
I do not wish to seem inelegant, but this unsightly whale looks much like an amputated sow; and, as for the narwhale, one glimpse at it is enough to amaze one, that in this nineteenth century such a hippogriff could be palmed for genuine upon any intelligent public of schoolboys.
But more I marvelled that the priests should swear that smoky jet of his was genuine.
If they paid higher prices, they might get frills and fanciness, or be cheated; but genuine quality they could not obtain for love nor money.
Yes, I consider religion a valeyable thing in a nigger, when it's the genuine article, and no mistake.