Definition of authentic
- paints an authentic picture of our society
- an authentic reproduction of a colonial farmhouse
- authentic Mexican fare
- is sincere and authentic with no pretensions
We saw authentic examples of ancient Roman sculpture.
Experts have confirmed that the signature on the letter is authentic.
The witness provided an authentic record of what actually took place.
She prepared a very authentic Mexican meal.
The building is an authentic reproduction of a colonial farmhouse.
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: real or genuine : not copied or false
: true and accurate
: made to be or look just like an original
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