Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word
90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.
The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary entries. Click on the T button in an entry to review the synonyms and related words for that meaning.
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.
He is a genuine political refugee who has reason to fear persecution.
It was undoubtedly a genuine 18th century desk.
Greg was a humble, genuine person.
With counterfeit software, buyers often presume they have the genuine article .
This is the American English definition of genuine. View British English definition of genuine.
Change your default dictionary and thesaurus to British English.
View the pronunciation for genuine.
English version of definition of genuine
a video advertisement that appears immediately before an online video
a small sour red fruit that grows on a bush
a rave … that takes place early in the morning and where there is no alcohol or drugs …
A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.
American definition of genuine from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.