Synonyms for genuine

Grammar : Adj
Spell : jen-yoo-in
Phonetic Transcription : ˈdʒɛn yu ɪn

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Définition of genuine

Origin :
  • 1590s, "natural, not acquired," from Latin genuinus "native, natural," from root of gignere "beget" (see genus), perhaps influenced in form by contrasting adulterinus "spurious." [Alternative etymology is from Latin genu "knee," from a supposed ancient custom of a father acknowledging paternity of a newborn by placing it on his knee.] Meaning "really proceeding from its reputed source" is from 1660s. Related: Genuinely; genuineness.
  • adj authentic, real
  • adj unaffected; honest
Example sentences :
  • The one was capable of genuine sympathy; the other not yet of any.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • The bread was genuine homemade, a term so often misused in the cities.
  • Extract from : « In the Midst of Alarms » by Robert Barr
  • These were, however, genuine, and spoke in the name and with the authority of the tribes.
  • Extract from : « The Story of the Malakand Field Force » by Sir Winston S. Churchill
  • You will know that which is genuine because it makes room for more happiness.
  • Extract from : « The Call of the Twentieth Century » by David Starr Jordan
  • He and Rose would have to get down to a genuine basis, and the quicker the better.
  • Extract from : « Dust » by Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
  • We have really enough to do to look after the genuine article.
  • Extract from : « The Secret Agent » by Joseph Conrad
  • And she said so, with a genuine note of wonder in her quiet voice.
  • Extract from : « The Secret Agent » by Joseph Conrad
  • To be pleasant with us seemed a genuine concern, though it may really have been otherwise.
  • Extract from : « In the Valley » by Harold Frederic
  • Genuine modesty is also distinguishable from extreme bashfulness.
  • Extract from : « Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I » by Francis Augustus Cox
  • "It went half way through," he said in tones of genuine solemnity.
  • Extract from : « The Rock of Chickamauga » by Joseph A. Altsheler

Antonyms for genuine

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