genuine - definition and synonyms

 
 
adjective 

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/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. b.
      used about objects

      It was undoubtedly a genuine 18th century desk.

derived word

genuine

 

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noun [uncountable]