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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 ?
For a few months I remained peaceably at home, in the quiet enjoyment of liberty and rest, and genuine friendship, from all of which I had fasted so long; and in the earnest prosecution of my studies, to recover what I had lost during my stay at Wellwood House, and to lay in new stores for future use.
Some of them are genuine, but most of them are bad actors.
Having conceived her work thus, she has brought a rare instinct for probability and nature to the difficult task of combining this religious motive and all the learned thought it involves, with a very genuine interest in many varieties of average mundane life.
While the other boys wrote mere mechanical verses, Poe wrote genuine poetry; the boy was a born poet.
Batterbury too much for him, and would have been driven, for the first time in his practice of art, to the uncustomary and uncourtly resource of absolutely painting a genuine likeness.
In every case there was some little defect, which showed the genuine article was not yet found.
He greatly valued his possessions, chiefly because they were his, and derived genuine pleasure from contemplating a painting, a statuette, a rare lace curtain--no matter what--after he had bought it and placed it among his household gods.
The truth consists in the genuineness of the feeling, in the genuine recognition of the two men, so similar and so different, as your two partners in the hazard of life.
Franklin's astonishment as genuine, when he saw how the girl stared at him.
But I was, what is called, putting it on, to save appearances, though the attack was a genuine one.
Day by day did his malice watch my tact, hoping it would sleep, and prepared to steal snake-like on its slumber; but tact, if it be genuine, never sleeps.
Come, listen, my men, while I tell you again The five unmistakable marks By which you may know, wheresoever you go, The warranted genuine Snarks.