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genuine

adjective uk   us   /ˈdʒen.ju.ɪn/
B2 If something is genuine, it is real and exactly what it appears to be: genuine leather If it is a genuine Michelangelo drawing, it will sell for millions.C1 If people or emotions are genuine, they are honest and sincere: He's a very genuine person. Machiko looked at me in genuine surprise - "Are you really going?" she said.
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genuinely
adverb uk   us   /-li/
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B2 really: I'm genuinely sorry for what I said, I really am.
genuineness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
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