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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, 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"

Wiktionary

  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

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
    Alex
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    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
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How to say genuine in sign language?

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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. 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.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    An intelligent or brilliant feels ebullient only upon receiving the reward or award from the hands of genuine master, whereas the stupid or sycophant feels buoyant even when getting it from the hands of servant.

  3. Clement Chung:

    Now, it is not really about politics, it's about your genuine life.

  4. 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.

  5. Tom Jennings:

    The question is, was this a Stockholm Syndrome type of thing where she wound up having empathy with the people who are actually holding you hostage? there’s probably some of that involved. I don’t get the sense from studying this… that she was playing along… To me, she sounded very genuine in her hatred of the government… I think [the SLA] had turned her.

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    • A. disguise
    • B. bash
    • C. scrutiny
    • D. endeavor

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