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[German, from Middle High German, from Middle Low German echte; akin to Old High German ēohaft, customary; see aiw- in Indo-European roots.]
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echt(ɛçt; English ɛkt)
real; genuine; authentic
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real; authentic; genuine.
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A German word meaning real or authentic.
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|Adj.||1.||echt - 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"
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