gen·u·ine /ˈʤɛnjəwən, (ˌ)wɪn, &dɪvɪdɛ;ˌwaɪn/
gen·u·ine a. 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.”
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.
adj 1: not fake or counterfeit; "a genuine Picasso"; "genuine
leather" [syn: echt] [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,