from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not genuine.


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  • He was even friendly to me and proclaimed that one day he and I, too, would work together on a piece, though his statement sounded patronizing and his smile ungenuine.

    The Keg of Knob Creek : Bev Vincent

  • The lie, which soon became an untruth (for people came genuinely to believe this ungenuine account), was that Keats's sensibility, his sensitivity, the thinness of his skin, and the coagulatory thickening within his troubled mind were responsible first for his abdication, so discouraged was he by the reception of his poems, and then for his death.

    Keats's Afterlife

  • There is something ungenuine in the way he is coming across.

    Some Theories on Roland Burris: It's Not Over Yet

  • Let's first dispel any doubt that the offered reasons for awarding President Obama the Nobel Peace prize were ungenuine.

    The Obama Nobel Is Not About Peace

  • This is the most ungenuine congressperson of the 10th I have ever seen.

    Hey Mark, I wear a 5B!

  • Reasonably, you assume some of it is real and some is for appearances' sake, and you're always trying to pry apart which is which, and what genuine motives give rise to the ungenuine edifices people construct around themselves.

    2006 year in fic review, or: Did I really do *that*?

  • Anyone who uses the Jewish Community for their own personal benefit is a Fraud, ungenuine.

    and the republican hopefuls?

  • He suspected his smile looked at least as wan and ungenuine as hers.

    Time's Enemy

  • She affected the same ungenuine interest and affection for Glen that had characterized Addie's manner toward him.

    Campfire Girls at Twin Lakes The Quest of a Summer Vacation

  • And as this repair was executed at a period when this class of architecture was ill understood, the mouldings were very badly wrought, which, with the unfortunate colour and surface of the Portland stone, has given the window a most ungenuine air.

    The Cathedral Church of Canterbury [2nd ed.].


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