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"

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

  2. Origin: 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?

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    Alex
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    Daniel
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    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. Mike Shreffler:

    They were honest, genuine kids.

  2. Oscar Wilde:

    All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling.

  3. Robert Holland:

    This reflects a genuine governance conundrum.

  4. John Dewey:

    All genuine learning comes through experience.

  5. Joseph Conrad:

    Illusory joy is often worth more than genuine sorrow.

Images & Illustrations of genuine

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