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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).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Authenticitynoun

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. authenticit.]

  2. Authenticitynoun

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

    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. Loren Weisman:

    If you can vote many times for some content or award, where is the authenticity, honor and rewards in those results?”

  2. Elizabeth Semmelhack:

    He wasn't Michael Jordan by any stretch of the imagination, but what he gave to the brand was an authenticity, it was a means of endorsing the athletic potential and athletic promise of the shoe.

  3. Bryant McGill:

    Surrender is the path to freedom through our unique authenticity, where we experience the flow of life not through the narrow lens of the mind, but through the vast refuge of the heart.

  4. Alicia Malone:

    The exciting myth at the center of the story remains -- how fame can be given suddenly and taken away, but this version also speaks to the idea of authenticity. This is a relatable concept in the age of social media, where anyone can create their own perfectly filtered brand and when so many of our music and film stars feel manufactured.

  5. Kevin Cramer:

    There's great integrity in Donald Trump authenticity, which is something that people out here in the heartland appreciate about him, i think Donald Trump talks. Donald Trump thinks out loud. Donald Trump expresses whatever( is) on Donald Trump mind. And people can take that and twist it any way they want to.

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