Definition of genuine in English:

genuine

adjective

  • 1Truly what something is said to be; authentic.

    ‘genuine 24-carat gold’
    • ‘The news station and this reporter fully believed the documents were genuine.’
    • ‘The Real Madrid boss is one of the genuine enigmas of modern football.’
    • ‘Latham is showing us all that the next election will be a genuine race, a real battle.’
    • ‘While their legitimacy is being disputed in some quarters, to many Pollock authorities the paintings appear genuine.’
    • ‘Nothing could prove beyond all possible dispute that the tapes are genuine or fakes.’
    • ‘They were hidden in a legitimate cargo which was taken to a genuine warehouse on delivery.’
    • ‘You mentioned in one interview that genuine democracy requires accurate and truthful information.’
    • ‘But the real question is: is the torn document genuine?’
    • ‘Performed with such brilliance, they aptly recreate genuine folk music of the era.’
    • ‘It advised traders to be careful that they only sold genuine licensed products.’
    • ‘I gave my dad who is a genuine handyman a leatherman tool which he loves and still wears on his belt today.’
    • ‘I want to be able to go over to Brick Lane in the East End to eat a real, genuine London bagel.’
    • ‘It is thought that during the transaction a genuine computer is swapped for the dummy package.’
    authentic, real, actual, original, pukka, bona fide, true, veritable, unfeigned, unadulterated, unalloyed
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    1. 1.1 (of a person, emotion, or action) sincere.
      ‘a genuine attempt to put things right’
      ‘there was genuine affection in his voice’
      • ‘He laughed again, but this time it seemed more genuine.’
      • ‘It proves that beneath the showmanship, there is real talent and a deep well of genuine feeling.’
      • ‘The meeting is open to all with a genuine interest in having a say in the future of their community.’
      • ‘I began putting on shocked faces, trying to decipher which one seemed more genuine.’
      • ‘All this smacks more of a seedy circulation battle than a genuine attempt to help.’
      • ‘He said the defendants had lied to police, lied to the court and demonstrated little genuine remorse.’
      • ‘His smile was so genuine Pearl couldn't help but smile herself.’
      • ‘As Singaporeans viewed the dreadful pictures from the scene of the hotel bombing there was only genuine concern and sympathy.’
      • ‘Rachel's slight smile was more genuine this time.’
      • ‘It was a genuine pleasure to hear a master talk so eloquently about his work.’
      • ‘It was a fair offer and a genuine attempt by the company to resolve the disputes.’
      • ‘In Johns case, the genuine affection that people had for him shines through.’
      • ‘Sorry to a bit all over the place but I am feeling genuine distress and anger at all of this.’
      • ‘It is a shame that governments do not have the same genuine compassion shown by ordinary citizens.’
      • ‘He seemed a really genuine guy and sincerely appreciated that we had been following the tour.’
      • ‘The fear she was feeling was now genuine, for she knew she'd screwed up and was in trouble.’
      • ‘This record shines because there's a genuine love of its influences driving it along.’
      • ‘There was no malice intended, only genuine interest.’
      • ‘There was genuine appreciation for what is happening here and we now have a great deal to shout about.’
      • ‘I am absolutely genuine in my desire to assist if I can.’
      sincere, honest, truthful, unhypocritical, meaning what one says, straightforward, direct, frank, candid, open
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Origin

Late 16th century (in the sense ‘natural or proper’): from Latin genuinus, from genu ‘knee’ (with reference to the Roman custom of a father acknowledging paternity of a newborn child by placing it on his knee); later associated with genus ‘birth, race, stock’.

Pronunciation

genuine

/ˈdʒɛnjʊɪn/