Definition of genuine in English:


Line breaks: genu|ine
Pronunciation: /ˈdʒɛnjʊɪn




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  • The flash back stuff was genuinely unsettling, partly because it was all so real.
  • Vin is also genuinely funny and his between-song anecdotes are very much part of his show.
  • What impresses me is how genuinely enthusiastic Oliver is about the whole thing.


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  • The honesty of the lyrics and genuineness of the performance can leave only the stoniest of souls unmoved.
  • It's quite clear now that news broadcaster acted without concern for the genuineness of the documents.
  • Personally, I've been a long-time opponent of the armed struggle, but that has never blinded me to the genuineness of the convictions of those engaged in it.


late 16th century (in the sense 'natural or proper'): from Latin genuinus, from genu 'knee' (with reference to the Roman custom of a father acknowledging paternity of a newborn child by placing it on his knee); later associated with genus 'birth, race, stock'.

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