genuine gen"u*ine, a. [L. genuinus, fr. genere, gignere, to beget, in pass., to be born: cf. F. g['e]nuine. See {Gender}.] Belonging to, or proceeding from, the original stock; native; hence, not counterfeit, spurious, false, or adulterated; authentic; real; natural; true; pure; as, a genuine text; a genuine production; genuine materials. ``True, genuine night.'' --Dryden.

Syn: Authentic; real; true; pure; unalloyed; unadulterated. See {Authentic}. -- {Gen"u*ine*ly}, adv. -- {Gen"u*ine*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

The evidence, both internal and external, against the genuineness of these letters, is overwhelming. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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