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Definition 1: not fake or counterfeit - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where genuine or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a genuine Picasso
  • genuine leather

Synonyms for genuine in the sense of this definition

(genuine is similar to ...) not counterfeit or copied

"an authentic signature" "a bona fide manuscript" "an unquestionable antique" "photographs taken in a veritable bull ring"

(genuine is similar to ...) established as genuine

(genuine is similar to ...) not forged

"a good dollar bill"

(genuine is similar to ...) (used informally especially for emphasis) real or genuine

"a real honest-to-god live cowboy" "went upriver to look at a sure-enough fish wheel"

(means also ...) not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent

"honest lawyers" "honest reporting"

(means also ...) 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!"

(means also ...) open and genuine; not deceitful

"he was a good man, decent and sincere" "felt sincere regret that they were leaving" "sincere friendship"

(means also ...) 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" "the true meaning of the statement"

Definition 2: not pretended; sincerely felt or expressed - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where genuine or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • genuine emotion
  • her interest in people was unfeigned
  • true grief

Synonyms for genuine in the sense of this definition

(genuine is similar to ...) open and genuine; not deceitful

"he was a good man, decent and sincere" "felt sincere regret that they were leaving" "sincere friendship"

Definition 3: being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where genuine or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • her actual motive
  • a literal solitude like a desert
  • a genuine dilemma

Synonyms for genuine in the sense of this definition

(genuine is similar to ...) 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" "the true meaning of the statement"

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