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genuine

adjective     /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.True, real, false, and unreal 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.Honesty, openness and sincerity genuinely     /-li/ adverb B2 really: I'm genuinely sorry for what I said, I really am.True, real, false, and unreal genuineness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Reality and truthHonesty, openness and sincerity
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