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Definitions for genuine
ˈdʒɛn yu ɪn or, sometimes, -ˌaɪn; ˈdʒɛn yu ɪn; ˈdʒɛn yuˌaɪngen·uine

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. genuine, echtadjective

    not fake or counterfeit

    "a genuine Picasso"; "genuine leather"

  2. genuine, true(a), unfeignedadjective

    not pretended; sincerely felt or expressed

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

  3. actual, genuine, literal, realadjective

    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"


  1. genuineadjective

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. GENUINEadjective

    Not spurious; not counterfeit; real; natural; true.

    Etymology: genuinus, Latin.

    Experiments were at one time tried with genuine materials, and at another time with sophisticated ones. Boyle.

    The belief and remembrance, and love and fear of God, have so great influence to make men religious, that where any of these is, the rest, together with the true and genuine effects of them, are supposed to be. John Tillotson, Sermons.

    A sudden darkness covers all;
    True genuine night: night added to the groves:
    The fogs are blown full in the face of heaven. John Dryden, Oedip.


  1. Genuine

    Genuine is a song by American recording artist Stacie Orrico from her debut album Genuine. The song was released in the United States in August 2000, only for Christian radio stations. Written by Tedd Tjornhom, B. Huston and Stacie Orrico and produced by Mooki's Soul Music, "Genuine" is a predominantly CCM song, that is influenced by gospel and R&B. "Genuine" received generally positive reviews from music critics, with most of them comparing her to other female starlet artists like Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears calling her the Spears/Aguilera with a powerful voice and urban style similar to Mariah Carey and Janet Jackson. This song was released as a promo single with the book Genuine: Being Real in an Artificial World, also written by Orrico. This CD-ROM includes the video for "Genuine". The song was released as the first single from her debut album only to Christian stations.


  1. genuine

    Genuine refers to something that is truly what it is said to be; authentic and real. It can also refer to an individual's character that is sincere, honest and free from hypocrisy or dishonesty.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Genuineadjective

    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


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Genuine

    jen′ū-in, adj. natural, not spurious or adulterated: real: pure: (zool.) conformable to type.—adv. Gen′uinely.—n. Gen′uineness. [L. genuinusgignĕre, to beget.]

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

Anagrams for genuine »

  1. Guienne

  2. ingenue

  3. ingénue

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of genuine in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of genuine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of genuine in a Sentence

  1. Terry Myerson:

    We are upgrading all qualified PCs, genuine and non-genuine, to Windows 10.

  2. William Shakespeare:

    Virtue and genuine graces in themselves speak what no words can utter.

  3. Wolfgang Krach:

    To the question, 'Are these documents genuine?' Yes they are genuine, and those are the cases about which we have partially reported.

  4. Dwight D Eisenhower:

    When I was a small boy growing up in Kansas, a friend of mine and I went fishing and as we sat there in the warmth of a summer afternoon on a riverbank we talked about what we wanted to do when we grew up. I told him that I wanted to be a real major-league baseball player, a genuine professional like Honus Wagner. My friend said that he'd like to be President of the United States. Neither of us got our wish.

  5. Jack Whitver:

    I think the thing that's so good about when Marco talks about it is it's completely genuine, when he's in town and we have a Sunday morning free, he always wants to go to church and he wants nobody to know about it. It's his time. I think that's why it's resonating: it's genuine and it comes from the heart.

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