American English

Definition of genuine adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1real; exactly what it appears to be; not artificial synonym authentic Is the painting a genuine Picasso? Fake designer watches are sold at a fraction of the price of the genuine article. Only genuine refugees can apply for asylum.
  2. 2sincere and honest; that can be trusted He made a genuine attempt to improve conditions. genuine concern for others a very genuine person
adverb genuinely sorry
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noun [uncountable]
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: genuine