Synonyms for authentic

Grammar : Adj
Spell : aw-then-tik
Phonetic Transcription : ɔˈθɛn tɪk

Top 10 synonyms for authentic Other synonyms for the word authentic

Définition of authentic

Origin :
  • mid-14c., "authoritative," from Old French autentique (13c., Modern French authentique) "authentic; canonical," and directly from Medieval Latin authenticus, from Greek authentikos "original, genuine, principal," from authentes "one acting on one's own authority," from autos "self" (see auto-) + hentes "doer, being," from PIE *sene- "to accomplish, achieve." Sense of "entitled to acceptance as factual" is first recorded mid-14c.
  • Traditionally (at least since the 18c.), authentic implies that the contents of the thing in question correspond to the facts and are not fictitious; genuine implies that the reputed author is the real one; though this distinction is not etymological and is not always now recognized.
  • adj real, genuine
Example sentences :
  • If you happen to be unacquainted with its authentic history, so much the better.
  • Extract from : « Other Tales and Sketches » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • My information is authentic, for I had a casual acquaintance with him in England.
  • Extract from : « Vivian Grey » by Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
  • Only one authentic portrait of Columbus is known to have been painted.
  • Extract from : « Christopher Columbus and His Monument Columbia » by Various
  • There are no authentic portraits of him, though hundreds have been printed.
  • Extract from : « Christopher Columbus and His Monument Columbia » by Various
  • The progress of his writings is also the history of his life; we have no other authentic life of him.
  • Extract from : « Laws » by Plato
  • This is all we have that is certain and authentic on the subject of Simon the magician.
  • Extract from : « The Phantom World » by Augustin Calmet
  • They are additions to the stock of authentic Apician recipes.
  • Extract from : « Cooking and Dining in Imperial Rome » by Apicius
  • Here, it must be remembered, there is no authentic original at all.
  • Extract from : « Sir Walter Scott » by George Saintsbury
  • Of course, sir; the letter had some details which proved it to be authentic.
  • Extract from : « Davenport Dunn, Volume 2 (of 2) » by Charles James Lever
  • Here, too, is a portrait of him, which is alleged to be authentic.
  • Extract from : « Arthur O'Leary » by Charles James Lever

Antonyms for authentic

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