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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.

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. Tom Perez:

    Voters across the country trust Joe Biden because he understands what they're going through, his own experiences ... have given him the empathy to lead us forward. Voters know when you're genuine and they know when you're full of it. Only one candidate in this race has the genuine empathy voters are looking for.

  2. Mitsuya Kishida:

    Our new Xperia will deliver genuine technologies with a multitude of professional grade features to create entertainment experiences that are only possible with Sony.

  3. Bernd Meyring:

    Where digital content is geoblocked this can often be a result of national intellectual property rights. Assessing whether this is a genuine concern or a pretext to separate the internal market is a delicate exercise in each of these cases, given all the limitations of existing tools, legislation would be a far more appropriate tool to deal with the issue than trying to use an imperfect tool box.

  4. Jitendra Singh:

    When Jitendra Singh said,' I'm hungry and that's why I'm stealing,' I said OK, Jitendra Singh has some genuine problem. Jitendra Singh's not a thief who's going and stealing stuff and selling it.

  5. Ray Attrill:

    This seems to be the first step on the road in what is going to be a long drawn out process, if there appears to be a genuine intent on both sides to use this summit as a platform for a serious negotiation of a peace treaty, I guess that's what success would look like today.

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    given to or marked by the consumption of alcohol
    • A. bibulous
    • B. lank
    • C. dicotyledonous
    • D. repugnant

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