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"genuine" in British English

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genuineadjective

uk   /ˈdʒen.ju.ɪn/  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   /ˈdʒen.ju.ɪn.li/  us   /ˈdʒen.ju.ɪn.li/

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B2 really: I'm genuinely sorry for what I said.
genuineness
noun [U] uk   /ˈdʒen.ju.ɪn.nəs/  us   /ˈdʒen.ju.ɪn.nəs/
(Definition of genuine from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"genuine" in American English

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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 your concern.
(Definition of genuine from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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