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genuine


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Genuine  \Gen"u*ine\,  a.  [L.  genuinus  fr  genere,  gignere  to 
  beget,  in  pass.,  to  be  born:  cf  F.  g['e]nuine.  See 
  {Gender}.] 
  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.  ``True,  genuine 
  night.''  --Dryden. 
 
  Syn:  Authentic;  real;  true;  pure;  unalloyed;  unadulterated. 
  See  {Authentic}.  --  {Gen"u*ine*ly},  adv  -- 
  {Gen"u*ine*ness},  n. 
 
  The  evidence,  both  internal  and  external,  against 
  the  genuineness  of  these  letters,  is  overwhelming. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  genuine 
  adj  1:  not  fake  or  counterfeit;  "a  genuine  Picasso";  "genuine 
  leather"  [ant:  {counterfeit}] 
  2:  not  pretended;  sincerely  felt  or  expressed;  "genuine 
  emotion";  "her  interest  in  people  was  unfeigned";  "true 
  grief"  [syn:  {true(a)},  {unfeigned}] 
  3:  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"  [syn:  {actual}, 
  {literal},  {real}] 




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