genuine definition, meaning - what is genuine in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “genuine”

See all translations

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.
More examples
genuinely
adverb uk   us   /-li/
More examples
B2 really: I'm genuinely sorry for what I said, I really am.
genuineness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of genuine from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of genuine?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “genuine” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

cost/charge the earth

to cost, charge, etc. a lot of money

Word of the Day

The language of elections

by Liz Walter,
April 22, 2015
On May 7th, citizens of the UK will be going to the polls (having an election) to decide who will form the next government. This kind of election is known as a general election. The country is divided into 650 areas, called constituencies. Each constituency elects a member of parliament (MP) to

Read More 

dumbwalking noun

April 20, 2015
walking slowly, without paying attention to the world around you because you are consulting a smartphone He told me dumbwalking probably wouldn’t be a long-term problem.

Read More