American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Actually possessing the alleged or apparent attribute or character: genuine leather.
- adj. Not spurious or counterfeit; authentic. See Synonyms at authentic.
- adj. Honestly felt or experienced: genuine devotion.
- adj. Actual; real: a genuine dilemma.
- adj. Free from hypocrisy or dishonesty; sincere.
- adj. Being of pure or original stock: a genuine Hawaiian.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Belonging to the original stock; corresponding to an original type or source; hence, not spurious, false, or adulterated; not of a deceptive or affected character; true; real; sincere: applied to both persons and things: as, genuine descendants; genuine materials; a genuine text; a genuine man.
- In zoology, typical; conformable to type; not aberrant: as, the genuine isopods. See Euisopoda. Synonyms Authentic, Genuine (see
authentic); veritable, unmistakable, unadulterated, unalloyed.
- adj. Belonging to, or proceeding from the original stock; native; hence, not counterfeit, spurious, false, or adulterated; authentic; real; natural; true; pure.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Belonging to, or proceeding from, the original stock; native. not counterfeit, spurious, false, or adulterated; authentic; real; natural; true; pure
- adj. not pretended; sincerely felt or expressed
- adj. being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something
- adj. not fake or counterfeit
- From Latin genuinus ("innate, native, natural"), from gignere, from Old Latin genere ("to beget, produce"); see genus; or genu ("knee"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin genuīnus, natural, possibly from alteration of ingenuus, native, freeborn; see ingenuous. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“This is why we prefer the term genuine to authentic--it allows for many interpretations while still remaining true to tradition.”
“A few posts ago I asked what I called a genuine question about Islam's view on heroin, given the fact that the poppy is a staple crop in Afghanistan.”
“Weber himself not only a great writer, but he's just a great guy, in fact his whole family are what I call genuine people.”
“The Dalai Lama has said since 1979 that he has stepped back from the demand of independence and that he wants for the Tibetan people what they call genuine autonomy.”
“He appealed to council officials not to simplify what he termed genuine and realistic demands of those in the township situation where socio-economic conditions were terrible.”
“Well now that's what I call a genuine fact, the sort I was talking about," Mr. Flack replied.”
“Let me see: it's a long time since I have had what I call a genuine holiday; I'll send an excuse tomorrow to the office.”
“Peace with the rebels, most of whom demand autonomy under what they call a "genuine federal system", has been set by the United States and the European Union as a condition for lifting sanctions on the former Burma, an underdeveloped but resource-rich country that has wilted under international isolation and inept army rule.”
“But this week Elin Jones announced plans to press ahead, mainly in north Pembrokeshire, despite recognising what she called the "genuine concern" of opponents.”
“That's what I call a genuine wedding march, just the same as for a funeral.”
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