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1. genuine

adjective. ['ˈdʒɛnjuːən, ˈdʒɛnjuːˌaɪn'] not fake or counterfeit.

Synonyms

  • honest-to-goodness
  • existent
  • honorable
  • attested
  • sure-enough
  • honest
  • authenticated
  • true
  • unquestionable
  • honest-to-god
  • echt
  • bona fide
  • old
  • real
  • veritable
  • sincere
  • authentic
  • documented

Antonyms

  • counterfeit
  • insincere
  • false
  • dishonest

Etymology

  • genuinus (Latin)
  • gignere (Latin)

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Rhymes with Genuine

  • alewine
  • alwine
  • antwine
  • arnwine
  • brandwein
  • brandywine
  • drinkwine
  • earlywine
  • eberwein
  • equine
  • goodwine
  • gutwein
  • redwine
  • reichwein
  • richwine
  • susswein
  • trautwein
  • troutwine
  • woolwine

How do you pronounce genuine?

Pronounce genuine as ˈʤɛnjuˌaɪn.

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How to spell genuine? Is it geniune? Or genuin? Common misspellings are:

  • geniune
  • genuin

Sentences with genuine


1. Noun, singular or mass
She may come across as genuine and vulnerable -- because of her own insecurities.

2. Adjective
Your words must come across as genuine even if someone doesn’t agree with what you are saying.

Quotes about genuine


1. Experts on romance say for a happy marriage there has to be more than a passionate love. For a lasting union, they insist, there must be a genuine liking for each other. Which, in my book, is a good definition for friendship.
- Marilyn Monroe

2. When one is giving service for the advancement of humanity, when one is working without money and without price, with no hope of earthly reward, there comes a real, genuine joy into the human heart.
- Heber J. Grant

3. There is only one secure foundation: a genuine, deep relationship with Jesus Christ, which will carry you through any and all turmoil. No matter what storms are raging all around, you'll stand firm if you stand on His love.
- Charles Stanley

2. genuine

adjective. ['ˈdʒɛnjuːən, ˈdʒɛnjuːˌaɪn'] not pretended; sincerely felt or expressed.

Synonyms

  • unfeigned
  • true

Antonyms

  • disobedient
  • bad
  • worse

Etymology

  • genuinus (Latin)
  • gignere (Latin)

3. genuine

adjective. ['ˈdʒɛnjuːən, ˈdʒɛnjuːˌaɪn'] being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something.

Synonyms

  • literal
  • real
  • true

Antonyms

  • unfavorable
  • unrespectable
  • worst
  • export

Etymology

  • genuinus (Latin)
  • gignere (Latin)
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