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"genuine" in British English

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genuineadjective

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 with 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.
genuineness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of genuine from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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genuineadjective

 us   /ˈdʒen·ju·ən/
being what something or someone ​appears or ​claims to be; ​real, not ​false: genuine ​leather a genuine ​masterpiece She ​showed genuine (= ​sincere)sorrow at the ​news.
genuineness
noun [U]  us   /ˈdʒen·ju·ən·nəs/
No one ​doubts the genuineness of ​yourconcern.
(Definition of genuine from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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