What does genuine mean?

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"

Wiktionary

  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

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

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

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.

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, ingenue, ingénue

  2. Ingenue

How to pronounce genuine?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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Numerology

  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. Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao:

    Having an election in 2017 for the chief executive using universal suffrage is the genuine hope of the central government, and also the common wish of the majority of Hong Kong's people.

  2. State John Kerry:

    We remain convinced the people of Cuba would be best served by a genuine democracy, where people are free to choose their leaders, we will continue to urge the Cuban government to fulfill its obligations under U.N. and Inter-American human rights covenants.

  3. Maria Solomatina:

    I think that since Putin made the decision to cancel flights, most likely there is a genuine suspicion that it was a terrorist act. And of course, then it is correct to cancel the flights because it means it is dangerous to fly there.

  4. Pope Francis:

    Those who serve others and lack real prestige exercise genuine authority in the Church.

  5. Oprah Winfrey:

    Anyone whos ever met him is always amazed by what a genuine gentleman he is, hes so positive. Wants the best for me and everyone he knows. Truly wishes people well. Doesnt curse... Never have I heard him gossip or say a negative thing about anyone.

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    the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one
    • A. elation
    • B. scholastic
    • C. ternion
    • D. hypernym

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