gen·​u·​ine·​ly | \ ˈjen-yə-wən-lē How to pronounce genuinely (audio) , -(ˌ)win-, nonstandard -ˌwīn- How to pronounce genuinely (audio) \

Definition of genuinely

: in a real or genuine way : truly a genuinely funny movie some genuinely disturbing news She was genuinely surprised by their decision. The audience was genuinely moved by the performance. We are genuinely grateful to still have our jobs.

First Known Use of genuinely

1613, in the meaning defined above

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“Genuinely.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.

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