Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In an authentic manner; with the requisite or genuine authority.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In an authentic manner; with the requisite or genuine authority.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an authentic manner.
  • With the requisite or genuine authority.
  • With certainty.
  • Actually; really.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. genuinely; with authority

Etymologies

authentic +‎ -ally (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The very act of writing authentically is one of rebellion.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • The power of using the social aspects of the web to grow your business is in authentically sharing your transparent self.

    Women Grow Business » 2010 » March

  • I don't ever think or say that it's impossible for someone to write authentically from the point of view of someone on a lower rung of the power pyramid; the pyramid model itself is just a representation/theory, that's useful for discussions of why it's easier to write up the lines of power rather than the reverse.

    Breakfast in Bed

  • If we want to have a sense of what it was like to be a member of a family, a nuclear family in the American 50's or 60's, you really can't get that authentically from a TV sit com, or from a Hollywood movie, or from a news reel.

    Boing Boing: August 18, 2002 - August 24, 2002 Archives

  • Beyond the quite frankly racist overtones, "authentically black" is a code word for "liberal".

    Say Anything

  • 2 Live Crew, Tupac Shakur, and Eminem may have been co-opted by record companies, but they emerged authentically from the streets.

    The Return of the Pig

  • You cannot authenticate “emo” because emos are by definition authentically inauthentic.

    Down and Delirious in Mexico City

  • Objectively speaking, there's very little that can be called authentically new information contained in the thousands of classified documents that WikiLeaks, in conjunction with the New York Times, Der Speigel, and the Guardian, rolled out on Sunday.

    WikiLeaks War Diary Prompts Bored Media To Finally Admit Afghanistan Is Not Going Well

  • We will have to examine this Nature, the Intellectual, which our reasoning identifies as the authentically existent and the veritable essential: but first we must take another path and make certain that such a principle does necessarily exist.

    The Six Enneads.

  • I haven't asked my Mexican neighbors whether they feel their lives are "authentically" Mexican, for fear of sounding like a total fool.

    Dissatisfaction with the Chapala/Ajijic area?

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