Definitions for genuineˈdʒɛn yu ɪn or, sometimes, -ˌaɪn; ˈdʒɛn yu ɪn; ˈdʒɛn yuˌaɪn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gen•u•ine*ˈdʒɛn yu ɪn or, sometimes, -ˌaɪn; ˈdʒɛn yu ɪn; ˈdʒɛn yuˌaɪn(adj.)

  1. possessing the claimed character, quality, or origin; not counterfeit; authentic; real:

    genuine leather; a genuine antique.

  2. properly so called:

    a genuine liberal.

  3. free from pretense, affectation, or hypocrisy; sincere:

    genuine admiration.

* Pron: The two pronunciations of genuine reflect a sharp social contrast. The first,is the usual educated pronunciation. The second,with the final syllable rhyming with sign, occurs chiefly among less educated speakers, esp. older ones. The latter pronunciation is sometimes used deliberately by educated speakers, as for emphasis or humorous effect.

Origin of genuine:

1590–1600; < L genuīnus innate, natural =genu-, as in ingenuus native (see ingenuous ) +-īnus -ine1

gen′u•ine•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. genuine, echt(adj)

    not fake or counterfeit

    "a genuine Picasso"; "genuine leather"

  2. genuine, true(a), unfeigned(adj)

    not pretended; sincerely felt or expressed

    "genuine emotion"; "her interest in people was unfeigned"; "true grief"

  3. actual, genuine, literal, real(adj)

    being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something

    "her actual motive"; "a literal solitude like a desert"- G.K.Chesterton; "a genuine dilemma"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. genuine(adjective)ˈdʒɛn yu ɪn or, sometimes, -ˌaɪn

    real, not fake

    genuine leather; a genuine Spanish dish

  2. genuineˈdʒɛn yu ɪn or, sometimes, -ˌaɪn

    ≠ false

    a genuine smile; a genuine offer

Wiktionary

  1. genuine(Adjective)

    Belonging to, or proceeding from the original stock; native; hence, not counterfeit, spurious, false, or adulterated; authentic; real; natural; true; pure.

    a genuine text; a genuine production; genuine materials

  2. Origin: From genuinus, from gignere, from genere; see genus; or genu.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Genuine(adj)

    belonging to, or proceeding from, the original stock; native; hence, not counterfeit, spurious, false, or adulterated; authentic; real; natural; true; pure; as, a genuine text; a genuine production; genuine materials

Freebase

  1. Genuine

    Genuine is the debut album of Christian teen pop singer Stacie Orrico, released in 2000 on Forefront Records. Orrico set a record in first week sales for a Christian female debut selling 13,000 copies. The album had six hit singles on Christian charts and radio. The song "Don't Look At Me" was featured on WOW #1s: 31 of the Greatest Christian Music Hits Ever. Videos were shot for the singles "Genuine" and "Everything", however only the video for "Everything" was featured in the deluxe bonus DVD for More to Life: The Best of Stacie Orrico.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'genuine' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3001

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'genuine' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4346

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'genuine' in Adjectives Frequency: #406


Translations for genuine

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

genuine(adjective)

real; not fake or artificial

a genuine pearl; a genuine antique.

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