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genuine

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of genuine

  1. 1 being exactly as appears or as claimed had a genuine van Gogh hanging in their living room Synonyms of genuine bona fide, certifiable, certified, dinkum [Australian & New Zealand], echt, authentic, honest, pukka (also pucka), real, right, sure-enough, trueWords Related to genuine actual, historical, original; lawful, legal, legitimate; identifiable, recognizable, verifiable; proven, substantiated, validated, verified; incontestable, incontrovertible, indisputable, indubitable, irrefutable, undeniable, undoubted, unmistakable, unquestionable; veritable, very; accurate, correct, proper; pure, unadulterated, unalloyedNear Antonyms of genuine artificial, factitious, imitation, man-made, simulated, synthetic, unnatural; concocted, fabricated, manufactured; deceptive, delusive, delusory, misleadingAntonyms of genuine bogus, counterfeit, fake, false, mock, phony (also phoney), pseudo, sham, spurious, suppositious, supposititious, unauthentic, unreal

  2. 2 free from any intent to deceive or impress others genuine compliments about her boss's flair for fashion Synonyms of genuine artless, guileless, honest, ingenuous, innocent, naive (or naïve), natural, real, simple, sincere, true, unaffected, unpretending, unpretentiousWords Related to genuine childlike, dewy-eyed, gee-whiz, impressionable, inexperienced, malleable, persuadable, persuasible, simpleminded, unsophisticated, unworldly, wide-eyed; spontaneous, unforced, unstudied; candid, direct, frank, free, free-spoken, open, openhearted, plain, plainspoken, single-minded, straight, straightforward, unguarded; trustful, trusting; exploitable, gullible (also gullable), susceptible, unwaryNear Antonyms of genuine critical, cynical, mistrustful, skeptical, suspicious, wary; cosmopolitan, sophisticated, worldly, worldly-wise; civilized, cultivated, cultured, polished, refined; crooked, deceitful, deceptive, devious, double-dealing, hypocritical, manipulative, two-faced; arch, calculating, canny, crafty, cunning, designing, foxy, knavish, scheming, sharp, shifty, shrewd, slick, slippery, sly, subtle, tricky, underhanded, wily; flattering, mealymouthed, smooth, sycophantic, unctuous; feigned, forced, strainedAntonyms of genuine affected, artful, artificial, assuming, dishonest, dissembling, dissimulating, fake, false, guileful, insincere, phony (also phoney), pretentious

  3. 3 existing in fact and not merely as a possibility there's genuine value in learning how to do household repairs on one's own Synonyms of genuine concrete, de facto, effective, existent, factual, actual, real, sure-enough, true, veryWords Related to genuine attested, authenticated, confirmed, demonstrated, established, proven, substantiated, valid, validated, verified; incontestable, incontrovertible, indisputable, indubitable, inescapable, irrefutable, undeniable, unquestionable; believable, convincing, literal, realistic, unmistakable, verifiable; authentic, bona fide, real-life, real-world; absolute, certain, final, hard, objective, palpable, positive, substantial, tangible; authoritative, certifiable, certifiedNear Antonyms of genuine alleged, assumed, reputed, supposed; conceived, envisaged, envisioned, imagined, pictured, visualized; chimerical (also chimeric), fabled, fanciful, fictional, fictitious, illusory, legendary; fabricated, fake, imaginary, invented, made-up, make-believe, pretend, romantic; abstract, symbolic, unreal; virtualAntonyms of genuine conjectural, hypothetical, ideal, inexistent, nonexistent, platonic, possible, potential, suppositional, theoretical (also theoretic)

Synonym Discussion of genuine

authentic, genuine, bona fide mean being actually and exactly what is claimed. authentic implies being fully trustworthy as according with fact
    • an authentic account of the perilous journey
; it can also stress painstaking or faithful imitation of an original.
    • an authentic reproduction
    • authentic Vietnamese cuisine
genuine implies actual character not counterfeited, imitated, or adulterated
    • genuine piety
    • genuine maple syrup
; it also connotes definite origin from a source.
    • a genuine Mark Twain autograph
bona fide implies good faith and sincerity of intention.
    • a bona fide offer for the stock


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