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gen·u·ine

genuine

 
 
pronunciation:
jen yu ihn
features:
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: true to what is claimed; real.
That watch is made of genuine gold.
synonyms:
authentic, honest, proven, real, true
antonyms:
counterfeit, fake, imitation
similar words:
legitimate, valid
definition 2: honest; sincere.
Her interest in the students was genuine.
synonyms:
authentic, honest, sincere, true
antonyms:
insincere, plastic, unnatural
similar words:
frank, legitimate, natural, open, valid
derivations: genuinely (adv.), genuineness (n.)
Word History
Genuine comes from a Latin word that means "natural or native."
Word Parts  About this feature
The word genuine contains the following part:
gen, gener Latin and Greek root that means birth, origin, race, kind