Definition of authentically in English:



  • 1Undisputedly; genuinely.

    ‘her dances are as authentically Brazilian as their creator’
    • ‘How much of it is authentically Mahler?’
    • ‘It is fitting that each is remembered by something fine and authentically British.’
    • ‘She thought everything was cheap and silly-looking, not authentically Chinese.’
    • ‘The achievements of Italian artists fix our idea of the correctly and authentically classical.’
    • ‘While the supporting players are authentically pot-bellied and stained of armpit, they look like pimps and hookers.’
    • ‘The hints of jazz and bluegrass confirm that the landscape is authentically American.’
    • ‘It all feels like cinéma-vérité because of the location shoots and the authentically Canadian cast.’
    • ‘This record producer was also behind the first authentically Cajun album.’
    • ‘Liturgy, in its authentically Orthodox sense, is the transfiguration of nature.’
    • ‘The process is driven by the twin goals of participating in the new modern look and of accessing the authentically antique.’
    1. 1.1 In the traditional or original way, or in a way that faithfully resembles an original.
      ‘finding someone to cook curry authentically can be a real challenge’
      ‘the film authentically recreates 17th-century Delft’
      • ‘In 1875, the two German immigrants created their brand name to sound authentically American.’
      • ‘The exterior will be authentically restored to its original 1890s character.’
      • ‘This particular feast is unobtainable here, but there are plenty of other good things authentically evocative of Turkey.’
      • ‘This video game has over 60 authentically modeled aircraft ranging from harrier-type jets to military helicopters.’
      • ‘Such immersion into another culture and language is necessary if one is authentically to perform the dances of that culture.’
      • ‘Recreating the environment of 1863 and authentically reenacting the battle are a popular form of play at Gettysburg.’
      • ‘She used her collections to re-create, as authentically as possible, 18th-century New England farm life.’
      • ‘He made sure the Royal Canadian Redcoats were by far the most authentically costumed of those in any Hollywood production.’
      • ‘This is yet another complication to the notion of recreating authentically an Elizabethan performance.’
      • ‘The objective here is to let people see—as authentically as possible—what it's like to be on the front lines of those conflicts.’
    2. 1.2 (in existentialist philosophy) in accordance with an emotionally appropriate, significant, purposive, and responsible mode of human life.
      ‘am I living authentically, in a way that embodies my personal values?’
      • ‘The gods have power, but they lack passionate attachments, the very faculty which makes us authentically human.’
      • ‘Being guided by forces external to the self, and which one cannot authentically embrace, seems to mark the height of oppression.’
      • ‘An authentically meaningful life is one that answers to the existential condition of being human.’
      • ‘It is a way of moving into the future by taking over one's destiny, authentically and with resolve.’
      • ‘It involves finding acceptance for who you authentically are.’
      • ‘Heidegger turns explicitly to the question of what is involved in existing authentically.’
      • ‘A person can pretend to be happy only so many times before that person forgets how it feels to be authentically happy.’
      • ‘To be authentically is to choose one's own life in the face of one's mortality.’
      • ‘Existing authentically towards death is not dwelling on one's death, forever thinking about it.’
      • ‘The epistemological problem with authenticity is that there's no way of knowing when you are living authentically.’