Genuine Definition

Actually possessing the alleged or apparent attribute or character.
Genuine leather.
American Heritage
Not spurious or counterfeit; authentic.
Tests proved that the letter was genuine, and not a forgery.
American Heritage
Really being what it is said to be or coming from the alleged source or origin; not counterfeit or artificial; real; true; authentic.
Webster's New World
Honestly felt or experienced.
Genuine devotion.
American Heritage
Of the original stock; purebred.
Webster's New World

Origin of Genuine

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

    From Wiktionary

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

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

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