What does authenticity mean?

Definitions for authenticity
ˌɔ θɛnˈtɪs ɪ ti, ˌɔ θən-au·then·tic·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. authenticity, genuineness, legitimacynoun

    undisputed credibility


  1. authenticitynoun

    The quality of being genuine or not corrupted from the original.

    I hereby certify the authenticity of this copy.

  2. authenticitynoun

    Truthfulness of origins, attributions, commitments, sincerity, and intentions.

    The authenticity of this painting is questionable.

  3. authenticitynoun

    The quality of being authentic (of established authority).

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Authenticitynoun

    Authority; genuineness; the being authentick.

    Etymology: from authentick.


  1. authenticity

    Authenticity refers to the quality of being genuine, true, or original. It is the state of being trustworthy, reliable, or believable because of its accuracy or accordance with fact. Authenticity can apply to objects, documents, creative works, as well as the personality of an individual, meaning they are real, honest, and sincere in their actions and behaviors.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Authenticitynoun

    the quality of being authentic or of established authority for truth and correctness

  2. Authenticitynoun

    genuineness; the quality of being genuine or not corrupted from the original

  3. Etymology: [Cf. F. authenticit.]


  1. Authenticity

    Authenticity is a technical term used in psychology as well as existentialist philosophy and aesthetics. In existentialism, authenticity is the degree to which one is true to one's own personality, spirit, or character, despite external pressures; the conscious self is seen as coming to terms with being in a material world and with encountering external forces, pressures and influences which are very different from, and other than, itself. A lack of authenticity is considered in existentialism to be bad faith.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of authenticity in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of authenticity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of authenticity in a Sentence

  1. Jeffrey Kloha:

    Though we had hoped the testing would render different results, this is an opportunity to educate the public on the importance of verifying the authenticity of rare biblical artifacts, the elaborate testing process undertaken and our commitment to transparency, as an educational institution entrusted with cultural heritage, The Museum upholds and adheres to all museum and ethical guidelines on collection care, research and display.

  2. Vinod Kapri:

    We had no idea of the location of the video or its authenticity, we see many fake videos of babies on social media.

  3. Lisa Petrilli:

    The reality is that most introverts are actually quite charming, inspirational and charismatic and are perceived this way, because they have a foundation of authenticity that comes from being very thoughtful and purposeful in their leadership style.

  4. Erin Loos Cutraro:

    It really flies in the face of conventional wisdom in politics, which is : be scripted, get it right, go back to the same few talking points, now we have a generation who -- not all, but some -- are tearing down those walls and saying,' This is what it looks like to run for office,' and I think that that overall authenticity and transparency only stands to benefit politics.

  5. Oprah Winfrey:

    What we're all striving for is authenticity, a spirit-to-spirit connection.

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