bona fide


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bo·na fide

 (bō′nə fīd′, fī′dē, bŏn′ə)
adj.
1. Made or carried out in good faith; sincere: a bona fide offer.
2. Authentic; genuine: a bona fide Rembrandt. See Synonyms at authentic.

[Latin bonā fidē : bonā, feminine ablative of bonus, good + fidē, ablative of fidēs, faith.]

bona fide

adj
1. real or genuine: a bona fide manuscript.
2. undertaken in good faith: a bona fide agreement.
n
informal Irish a public house licensed to remain open after normal hours to serve bona fide travellers
[C16: from Latin]

bo•na fide

or bo•na-fide

(ˈboʊ nəˌfaɪd, ˈbɒn ə; ˈboʊ nəˈfaɪ di)
adj.
1. made, done, etc., in good faith; without deception or fraud.
2. authentic; genuine; real.
[1935–45; < Latin]

bona fide

A Latin phrase meaning good faith, used to describe anything that is genuine or honest.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bona fide - undertaken in good faith; "a bona fide offer"
sincere - open and genuine; not deceitful; "he was a good man, decent and sincere"; "felt sincere regret that they were leaving"; "sincere friendship"
2.bona fide - not counterfeit or copiedbona fide - not counterfeit or copied; "an authentic signature"; "a bona fide manuscript"; "an unquestionable antique"; "photographs taken in a veritable bull ring"
echt, genuine - not fake or counterfeit; "a genuine Picasso"; "genuine leather"

bona fide

adjective genuine, real, true, legal, actual, legitimate, authentic, honest, veritable, lawful, on the level (informal), kosher (informal), dinkum (Austral & N.Z. informal), the real McCoy We are happy to donate to bona fide charitable causes.
false, fake, imitation, bogus, sham, counterfeit, ersatz, phoney or phony (informal)

bona fide

adjective
Translations

bona fide

[ˈbəʊnəˈfaɪdɪ] ADJ (= genuine) → auténtico; (= legal) → legal

bona fide

[ˌbəʊnəˈfaɪdi] adj
[qualification, charity] → authentique
[star] → vrai(e)
[purchaser, offer] → sérieux/euse

bona fide

adjbona fide; traveller, word, antiqueecht; it’s a bona fide offeres ist ein Angebot auf Treu und Glauben

bona fide

[ˈbəʊnəˈfaɪdɪ] adj (antique, excuse) → autentico/a; (offer) → serio/a, onesto/a
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