un·​au·​then·​tic ˌən-ə-ˈthen-tik How to pronounce unauthentic (audio)
: not real, accurate, or sincere : not authentic : inauthentic
an unauthentic document
unauthentic ingredients
unauthentically adverb
unauthenticity noun

Examples of unauthentic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Its ability to accurately discern and promptly respond to unauthentic negative reviews allows businesses to maintain a legitimate, trustworthy online image. Jon Stojan, USA TODAY, 26 July 2023 Kingsford, has seen many American-Spanish restaurants in Rhode Island prepare paella, which requires a crunchy outside, in an unauthentic way. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 2 June 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1631, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unauthentic was in 1631

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“Unauthentic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unauthentic. Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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