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

Definition of inauthentic

: not authentic

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

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an inauthentic warbonnet that was probably made in an overseas factory a few months ago
Recent Examples on the Web What The Woman on the Window may have on its mind at the end is that all memory is, in a way, inauthentic. Kyle Turner, Town & Country, 20 May 2021 If a brand takes a position that is inauthentic, it will be exposed, alienate this cohort, and the brand will be penalized and lose Gen Z’s trust. Michael Stone, Forbes, 18 May 2021 Respondents worried about looking too masculine but also worried that attempts to look traditionally feminine would look inauthentic or less professional. NBC News, 15 Apr. 2021 Joe Biden's campaign has not directly disputed the veracity of the emails, and Hunter Biden's lawyer has not responded to requests for comment and has not said the emails are inauthentic. Jerry Dunleavy, Washington Examiner, 23 Oct. 2020 In the United States, the date has become synonymous with celebrating Mexican culture, many times in over-the-top, inauthentic ways. Christin Parcerisa Vigueras, Travel + Leisure, 3 May 2021 The expressed intent of such perks — to take care of workers’ needs — can be inauthentic. John Kim, Forbes, 21 Apr. 2021 In the end, Scott came across as inauthentic and deeply misguided. CNN, 28 Apr. 2021 This tendency to demonstrate perfection and guard against vulnerability can be seen as inauthentic and may be demotivating. Gina Lavery, Forbes, 9 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of inauthentic

1860, in the meaning defined above

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9 Jun 2021

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“Inauthentic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of inauthentic

: not real, accurate, or sincere : not authentic

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