Variant of authentic
- that can be believed or accepted; trustworthy; reliable: an authentic news report
- that is in fact as represented; genuine; real: an authentic antique
- legally attested or executed, as a deed, affidavit, etc.
- true to its type; conforming to an original in style, methods, etc.: authentic Japanese cooking
- Obsolete authoritative
Origin of authenticMiddle English autentike ; from Old French autentique ; from Late Latin authenticus ; from Classical Greek authentikos, genuine ; from authentēs, one who does things himself ; from autos, self + -hentēs ; from Indo-European base an unverified form sen-, to prepare, achieve