Definitions

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  • noun A belief in the superiority of the authentic over the inauthentic.

Etymologies

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authentic +‎ -ism

Examples

  • I first read the y-axis as ‘authenticism’. .which of course would have more accurately been ‘authenticity’ … anyways.

    And swagger.

  • They are certainly revivalists, but their brand of velvety smooth psych-rock, filled with blues-heavy guitar and thundering drums, melds with a modern flair or at least an authenticism and honesty that keeps such heavily trodded ground still very fresh.

    My Old Kentucky Blog

  • We were unimpressed with San Pedro, the views of the lake are amazing, the people are friendly enough but its too geared towards tourists and somehow along the way lost its authenticism.

    TravelPod.com TravelStream™ — Recent Entries at TravelPod.com

  • As I said it was quite rickety which I think indicated authenticism, and the views and track work were quite incredible.

    TravelPod.com TravelStream™ — Recent Entries at TravelPod.com

  • Since the Republican Party is the lone remaining sentry guarding our traditional family values, everyman authenticism, joe-six-pack genuinity and other assorted patriotic kitsch from the sexually depraved hordes of the slutty gay moslems that lust to desecrate our woman (adult) and other bodily fluid-type unmentionables (adult, again), we must reclaim the debate on child molestation before it's too late.

    The Poor Man Institute

  • I totally read that as authenticism, but then again, I’m dyslexic.

    And swagger.

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