American English

Definition of authentic adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1known to be real and genuine, and not a copy I don't know if the painting is authentic. opposite inauthentic
  2. 2true and accurate an authentic account of life in the desert opposite inauthentic the authentic voice of inner-city youth
  3. 3made to be exactly the same as the original an authentic model of the ancient town Set sail on an authentic Tall Ship in Boston harbor!
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adverb authentically flavored Mexican dishes an authentically constructed Wild West town
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: authentic