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, echt(adj)

    not fake or counterfeit

    "a genuine Picasso"; "genuine leather"

  2. genuine, true(a), unfeigned(adj)

    not pretended; sincerely felt or expressed

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

  3. actual, genuine, literal, real(adj)

    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. genuine(Adjective)

    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. Genuine(adj)

    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, ingenue, ingénue

  2. Ingenue

How to pronounce genuine?

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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. Rupert Dubler:

    Both Greenlee and Rupert interpretation strives to capture the genuine emotion of the governor when he reflects on those lives lost. This display of empathy that they now have access to makes many community members understand better the Governor's decisions that are having an enormous impact on their lives, both Greenlee and Rupert absolutely can not leave anybody behind in this work.

  2. Dominic Purcell:

    Wentworth's reaction was enough. He turned around and said, 'My brother' and boom. That was it, it was a very real moment. That was a genuine moment.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    Selflessness (unselfishness) is defined as being concerned more with the needs and wishes of others than with one's own. Moreover, it can be defined as having or showing great concern for other people and little or no concern at all for yourself or oneself. Whereas, selfishness is directly opposite of that (selflessness). Now, are you selfless or are you selfish? Anyway, you should be selfless rather than selfish. Because, true love or true leadership is all about being selfless. Contrariwise, untrue love or untrue leadership has to do with selfishness. Besides, whoever that is selfless is true to form (or type) i.e. he or she is being or behaving as expected. But, anyone who is selfish is factitious (not genuine). Nevertheless, do quote me right or better still you can say I said so. ~Emeasoba George

  4. Avery Ng:

    Hong Kong is facing a structural problem, unless we have true universal suffrage, and can use our surpluses to have genuine reform in terms of the social welfare system as well as the education system...a one-time sweetener won't help alleviate the anger of Hong Kong people.

  5. Howard Thurman:

    You are the only you that has ever lived ; your idiom is the only idiom of its kind in all of existence, and if you can not hear the sound of the genuine in you, you will all of your life spend your days on the ends of strings that somebody else pulls.

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