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adjective American English pronunciation: genuine /ˈdʒenjuɪn/
  1. 1
    real, rather than pretended or false

    Morley looked at her with genuine concern.

    We are doing everything we can to help people to work towards genuine democracy.

    It was a genuine mistake and we ought to forgive him.

    1. a.
      used about people

      He is a genuine political refugee who has reason to fear persecution.

    2. b.
      used about objects

      It was undoubtedly a genuine 18th century desk.

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