Definition of Genuine
Genuine
gen·u·ine


Definition/Meaning
(adjective)
authentic, actually being what it is said to be, having the stated characters/qualities, or coming from the claimed source;

e.g. The jeweler confirmed that the ring was genuine and contained a real diamond. The coat was made of genuine mink fur. I suspected that the letter was genuine because the handwriting was just like hers.

(adjective)
true or actual, for example felt honestly or sincerely (the latter describing an emotion);

e.g. She has genuine artistic talent but she is very humble. He asked the question out of genuine interest.

(adjective)
honest and sincere, lacking pretense or falseness, describing a person or their actions or emotions;

e.g. They all seemed like pleasant and genuine people and they made me feel immediately comfortable.




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  • "One genuine new relationship is worth a fistful of business cards." -- Susan Cain



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