Definition of authenticity in English:



mass noun
  • The quality of being authentic.

    ‘the paper should have established the authenticity of the documents before publishing them’
    • ‘The American papers, predictably, doubt neither the authenticity nor the import of the tape.’
    • ‘And just how do you check the authenticity of the author's claim to divine inspiration?’
    • ‘Each item will be accompanied by a certificate of authenticity and an audio CD of the musical sequence.’
    • ‘From the point of view of the much vaunted historical authenticity, it should be interesting.’
    • ‘The café on the site has taken authenticity one step further by only serving food the Romans would have eaten.’
    • ‘It was all done with stunning authority and authenticity - it was a good production.’
    • ‘Anyone who wants to verify the authenticity of my story can visit the school's archives.’
    • ‘A handwriting test will examine the authenticity of the note found in the man's pocket.’
    • ‘Whether this anecdote has any formal authenticity or not is a different question.’
    • ‘Doubts about the authenticity of the final results will create a danger of instability.’
    • ‘The judge also held that the authenticity of the confessions would be decided at the time of trial.’
    genuineness, originality
    reliability, dependability, trustworthiness, truth, veracity, verity, faithfulness, fidelity, authoritativeness, credibility
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