Genuine meaning

jĕnyo͝o-ĭn
The definition of genuine is authentic, real and honest.

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.

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Not spurious or counterfeit; authentic.

Tests proved that the letter was genuine, and not a forgery.

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Being of pure or original stock.

A genuine Hawaiian.

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Actually possessing the alleged or apparent attribute or character.

Genuine leather.

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Of the original stock; purebred.
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Really being what it is said to be or coming from the alleged source or origin; not counterfeit or artificial; real; true; authentic.
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Sincere and frank; honest and forthright.
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Belonging to, or proceeding from the original stock; native; hence, not counterfeit, spurious, false, or adulterated; authentic; real; natural; true; pure.

A genuine text; a genuine production; genuine materials.

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Free from hypocrisy or dishonesty; sincere.

Is he being genuine in making these compliments?

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Origin of genuine

  • Latin genuīnus natural possibly from alteration of ingenuus native, freeborn ingenuous

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin genuinus (“innate, native, natural”), from gignere, from Old Latin genere (“to beget, produce”); see genus; or genu (“knee”).

    From Wiktionary