from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Not genuine or authentic.
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- adj. not authentic or genuine ; spurious
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- adj. intended to deceive
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Still, as the September 1993 photo shows, there was a point in time where Gingrich did literally embrace Palestinian leadership and, at the very least, offered advice about creating a state for the same group of people he now refers to as inauthentic.
Eventually though, the label felt inauthentic and unfair to both traditions.
Why are the terrorists called inauthentic Muslims when they kill in the name of Islam, but seen as persecuted Muslims when we respond?
In this kind of inauthentic, aesthetically impoverished fiction, the writer has latched on to fiction as a vehicle for "saying something," not as a form of verbal art in which the work must "say" for itself.
I ventured a few remarks about the book's beautiful and clever packaging, but soon a number of people were saying they found the book "inauthentic" and I had to agree.
Like the pie plate, these fashion codes speak to our need to distinguish ourselves from those who we deem to be "inauthentic" somehow, when in truth it is often the people who become indignant over things like improper sock height and Japanese components on Italian frames who are the least authentic.
So to those grousing that Susan Boyle colored her hair and that now makes her "inauthentic," give her a break.
It seems that all Democratic presidential candidates except Bill Clinton are terrible campaigners, stiff, crazy, dishonest, "inauthentic," and on and on and on.
"It seems that all Democratic presidential candidates except Bill Clinton are terrible campaigners, stiff, crazy, dishonest," inauthentic, "and on and on and on ..."
Many fen would say "inauthentic," but I think I could only say "mixed message."