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Meaning & Definition of Genuine in English

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Genuine

/ʤɛnjəwən/

adjective

1. Not fake or counterfeit

  • "A genuine picasso"
  • "Genuine leather"
    synonym:
  • genuine
  • ,
  • echt

2. Not pretended

  • Sincerely felt or expressed
  • "Genuine emotion"
  • "Her interest in people was unfeigned"
  • "True grief"
    synonym:
  • genuine
  • ,
  • true(a)
  • ,
  • unfeigned

3. Being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something

  • "Her actual motive"
  • "A literal solitude like a desert"- g.k.chesterton
  • "A genuine dilemma"
    synonym:
  • actual
  • ,
  • genuine
  • ,
  • literal
  • ,
  • real

Examples of using

This copy of Windows is not genuine.
"Have you ever had genuine Hungarian goulash?" "No, but I'd really like to."
I won't stake my reputation on it, but I think it's a genuine alien life form.