What is genuine?

  • (adj): Not fake or counterfeit.
    Example: "A genuine Picasso"; "genuine leather"
    Synonyms: echt
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "genuine":

  • (adj): Not pretended; sincerely felt or expressed.
    Example: "Genuine emotion"
    Synonyms: true, unfeigned
  • (adj): Being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something.
    Example: "A genuine dilemma"
    Synonyms: actual, literal, real

Famous quotes containing the word genuine:

    If you give me your attention, I will tell you what I am:
    I’m a genuine philanthropist—all other kinds are sham.
    Each little fault of temper and each social defect
    In my erring fellow creatures, I endeavor to correct.
    Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)

    Every genuine boy is a rebel and an anarch. If he were allowed to develop according to his own instincts, his own inclinations, society would undergo such a radical transformation as to make the adult revolutionary cower and cringe.
    Henry Miller (1891–1980)

    In the genuine hope that this peace will be permanent, we take the opportunity to pay homage to all our fighters, commandos and volunteers who have paid the supreme sacrifice. They did not die in vain. The union is safe.
    —Combined Loyalist Military Command. New York Times, p. A12 (October 14, 1994)