- 1Of undisputed origin and not a copy; genuine: the letter is now accepted as an authentic documentMore example sentences
genuine, original, real, actual, pukka, bona fide, true, veritable; sterling; attested, undisputed, rightful, legitimate, lawful, legal, valid; German echt• informal the real McCoy, the genuine article, the real thing, your actual, kosher, honest-to-goodnessAustralian/New Zealand • informal dinkum• rare simon-pure
- He is in no doubt that the document is an authentic copy of the original.
- In recent years, Disney's park designers have filled the place with what look like real antiques, genuine artifacts, authentic junk.
- A letter should have been sent to confirm that the references were genuine and authentic,’ he said.
- 1.1Made or done in the traditional or original way, or in a way that faithfully resembles an original: the restaurant serves authentic Italian meals every detail of the film was totally authenticMore example sentences
- These hotels and restaurants did all they could to recreate all that is authentic in traditional Kerala cuisine.
- The restaurant ensures that Mangalorean cuisine is made and served in its traditional and authentic form.
- The crowd then made their way back to the High Cross Inn where they celebrated St Patrick s Day with traditional music including authentic bag pipe playing.
- 1.2Based on facts; accurate or reliable: an authentic depiction of the situationMore example sentences
- The written word persuasively conveys the authentic ring of reliable authority in a way the recollected spoken word does not.
- It's based upon an authentic story that happened in the '20s and '30s.
- Earlier an unnamed assistant editor had emphasised ‘the need for publishing absolutely accurate and authentic information’.
- 1.3(In existentialist philosophy) relating to or denoting an emotionally appropriate, significant, purposive, and responsible mode of human life.More example sentences
- Hence, he argues that the appropriate mode for authentic human existence is the personal.
- For Heidegger, authentic existence begins from self-understanding.
- As such, for Heidegger, an authentic existence requires as its precondition a radical and not received experience of the past.
- 2 Music (Of a church mode) containing notes between the final (the principal note) and the note an octave higher. Compare with plagal.
- [as submodifier]: the food is authentically CajunMore example sentences
- The restaurant is famous for its authentically spicy food; if you have a mild palate, bring plenty of water.
- The result is an authentically eerie, but faithful, rendering of Guthrie's songs.
- In almost every episode, no matter how carefully and authentically the story is told, feature film footage is used to spice-up the visual imagery.
late Middle English: via Old French from late Latin authenticus, from Greek authentikos 'principal, genuine'.