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.
n 1: the state of being genuine [ant: spuriousness]
2: undisputed credibility [syn: authenticity, legitimacy]