inauthentic

adjective
in·​au·​then·​tic | \ ˌi-ˌnȯ-ˈthen-tik How to pronounce inauthentic (audio) \

Definition of inauthentic

: not authentic

Other Words from inauthentic

inauthenticity \ ˌi-​ˌnȯ-​ˌthen-​ˈti-​sə-​tē How to pronounce inauthentic (audio) , -​thən-​ \ noun

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Examples of inauthentic in a Sentence

an inauthentic warbonnet that was probably made in an overseas factory a few months ago
Recent Examples on the Web Additionally, Facebook removed three networks engaged in coordinated inauthentic behavior, including one network linked to an Israeli public relations firm and two troll farms from Malaysia and Russia. Beatrice Peterson, ABC News, 4 Aug. 2022 Its definitions for what constitutes Twitter spam and/or inauthentic accounts, for example, might differ from Twitter’s. Andy Meek, BGR, 11 July 2022 Scholars who deem digital Buddhism inauthentic generally point to one of three reasons. Gregory Grieve, The Conversation, 19 May 2022 And of the two-fifths of people who think corporations could be doing more to demonstrate support for Kyiv, 43% think their actions so far have come across as performative and inauthentic. David Meyer, Fortune, 11 May 2022 One episode explores Clare's high school trauma, but also requires Leslie to play 16 amidst a drastically inauthentic portrayal of millennial teendom. Darren Franich, EW.com, 11 May 2022 There’s a level of earnestness in the song’s construction that sounds familiar but is more or less foreign in the modern music world that is shrouded in sonic and lyrical elements that feel cold and inauthentic. Britt Julious, Chicago Tribune, 7 May 2022 For example: The New York Times and ProPublica have identified over 3,000 inauthentic-looking Twitter accounts that appear in on the effort. Steven Lee Myers, ProPublica, 18 Feb. 2022 Being inconsistent in behavior and showing up as being insincere and inauthentic creates a deep wedge that can spawn fear, uncertainty and doubt. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 9 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of inauthentic

1860, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of inauthentic was in 1860

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8 Aug 2022

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“Inauthentic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inauthentic. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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