genuine


genuine
01. I thought I was buying a [genuine] native Indian carving, but discovered later that it was machine-made.
02. The interior of the car is covered in [genuine] leather.
03. I think Margaret was [genuinely] upset that you didn't phone her last night.
04. An art expert has certified that the painting is a [genuine] Picasso.
05. Immigration officials are interviewing them to determine if they are [genuine] refugees.
06. Max Weber did not see any hope at all for [genuine] democracy in modern societies.
07. Vanessa was obviously [genuinely] sorry for hurting your feelings.
08. [Genuine] traditional folk music is fast disappearing as Western pop music increases in popularity around the world.
09. As more and more people move into urban centers, [genuine] rural folk traditions are being forgotten.
10. Audre Lorde once suggested that our feelings are our most [genuine] paths to knowledge.
11. D. H. Lawrence wrote, "Be still when you have nothing to say; when [genuine] passion moves you, say what you've got to say, and say it hot."
12. [Genuine] ivory does not only come from elephants; it can also come from the tusks of a boar or a walrus.
13. I don't think he is [genuinely] interested in European history; he just took the course because he heard it was an easy three credits.
14. A Bajan proverb warns that friendly smiles may not be [genuine].

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  • Genuine — may refer to:In music: * Genuine (Stacie Orrico album), the debut album of Christian teen pop singer * genuine (Fayray album), an album by J pop singer Fayray *Ginuwine, an American R B singer * Genuine , a single by Canadian singer songwriter… …   Wikipedia

  • Genuine — (2000) Álbum de Stacie Orrico Publicación 29 de agosto de 2000 Grabación 2000 Género(s) Pop Cristiano Duración …   Wikipedia Español

  • 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • genuine — gen·u·ine adj: actually having the reputed or apparent qualities or character; specif: free of forgery or counterfeiting see also genuine issue at issue gen·u·ine·ly adv gen·u·ine·ness n Merriam …   Law dictionary

  • génuine — ⇒GÉNUINE, adj. Rare. Véritable, exact. La recherche d archétypes symboliques, de pensées génuines que traditions et coutumes déformèrent et qui nous révéleraient l esprit véritable des primitifs (Philos., Relig., 1957, p. 405). Prononc. : [ ].… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • genuine — [adj1] authentic, real 24 carat*, absolute, accurate, actual, authenticated, bona fide, carat*, certain, certified, demonstrable, exact, existent, factual, for real*, good, hard, honest, honest to goodness*, indubitable, in the flesh*, kosher*,… …   New thesaurus

  • Genuīne — Genuīne, Münze, so v.w. Genovina …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • genuine — 1590s, natural, not acquired, from L. genuinus native, natural, from root of gignere beget (see GENUS (Cf. genus)), perhaps influenced in form by contrasting adulterinus spurious. [Alternative etymology is from L. genu knee, from a supposed… …   Etymology dictionary

  • genuine — *authentic, bona fide, veritable Analogous words: true, *real, actual: unadulterated, unsophisticated (see affirmative verbs at ADULTERATE): *pure, sheer, absolute: *sincere, unfeigned Antonyms: counterfeit: fraudulent Contrasted words: simulated …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • genuine — ► ADJECTIVE 1) truly what it is said to be; authentic. 2) sincere; honest. DERIVATIVES genuinely adverb genuineness noun. ORIGIN Latin genuinus, from genu knee (with reference to the ancient Roman custom of a father acknowledging paternity of a… …   English terms dictionary

  • genuine — [jen′yo͞o in] adj. [L genuinus, orig., inborn, native, hence authentic < base of gignere, to be born: see GENUS] 1. of the original stock; purebred 2. really being what it is said to be or coming from the alleged source or origin; not… …   English World dictionary


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