An example of genuine is an actual piece of leather, as opposed to a piece of plastic which is textured to look and feel like leather.
An example of genuine is a person who is always sincere.
Tests proved that the letter was genuine, and not a forgery.
A genuine Hawaiian.
Is he being genuine in making these compliments?
Origin of genuine
- Latin genuīnus natural possibly from alteration of ingenuus native, freeborn ingenuous
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition