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"authentic" in British English

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authenticadjective

uk   /ɔːˈθen.tɪk/  us   /ɑːˈθen.t̬ɪk/
C1 If something is authentic, it is ​real, ​true, or what ​people say it is: an authentic 1920s ​dress authentic ​Italianfood He was there and ​saw what ​happened, so his is the only authentic ​account.

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authentically
adverb uk   /-tɪkəl.i/  us   /-t̬ɪkəl.i/
(Definition of authentic from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"authentic" in American English

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authenticadjective

 us   /ɔˈθen·tɪk/
being what it is ​claimed to be; ​genuine: an authentic Goya ​drawing How can we be ​sure the ​signature is authentic? Sylvia’s ​serves authentic ​soulfood.
authenticity
noun [U]  us   /ˌɔˌθenˈtɪs·ɪ·t̬i, -θən-/
Officials questioned the authenticity of his ​claim.
(Definition of authentic from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “authentic”
in Korean 진짜의…
in Arabic أصْلي…
in Malaysian tulen…
in French authentique…
in Russian подлинный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 真的, 真正的, 可靠的…
in Italian autentico…
in Turkish hakiki, orijinal, gerçek…
in Polish autentyczny…
in Spanish auténtico…
in Vietnamese đích thực…
in Portuguese autêntico…
in Thai ของแท้, แท้จริง…
in German authentisch…
in Catalan autèntic…
in Japanese 本物の, 正真正銘の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 真的, 真正的, 可靠的…
in Indonesian asli…
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