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adjective genuine pronunciation in British English /ˈdʒenjuɪn/
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  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. b.
      used about objects

      It was undoubtedly a genuine 18th century desk.

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 genuine pronunciation in British English noun [uncountable]


used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …

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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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