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- n. The quality of being genuine; authenticity.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being genuine; freedom from anything false or counterfeit; reality; sincerity.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. undisputed credibility
- n. the state of being genuine
So geniune and multitalented, but also projecting just enough artifice to make you question whether that genuineness is truly what it is (know what I mean?).
If he was wanting in the dignity, the measured solemnity, which was fitting to such an exposition of the feelings of the House and of the nation, he was abundantly earnest, emotional, and almost impassioned; so that though his speech was here and there faulty, and as a whole not particularly well constructed or conceived, he was manifestly real, and what he said came direct from his feeling; and even in such an assembly as the House of Commons genuineness is not always unacceptable.
A certain amount of ignorance will insure his sincerity, will increase his boldness and shelter his genuineness, which is his hope of power.
He was a prolific writer; 130 plays are attributed to him, but their genuineness was the subject of discussion from a very early period.
Victor's authority is appealed to by those who deem the last twelve verses of S. Mark's Gospel spurious, it would of course be inferred that his evidence is hostile to the verses in question; whereas his evidence to their genuineness is the most emphatic and extraordinary on record.
While some authorities received them with enthusiastic admiration, others immediately called their genuineness in question.
The internal evidence derived from the peculiar character of each of the historical books is decisive of their genuineness, which is supported above all suspicion of alteration or addition by the scrupulous conscientiousness and veneration with which the Hebrews regarded their sacred writings.
What he's got to be careful to master, which Bill did pretty well, is blending his smarts with the kind of genuineness that allows people to identify him as one of us.
I think what you're seeing is months of annoyance with Obama supporters prattling on about his purity, his can do nothing wrong, his lobbyists are bad, his tired of the same old Washington, his "genuineness" and "honesty", his superior judgement ... etc.
In a way, this kind of genuineness could be interpreted as a form of purity.