Meaning of “genuine” in the English Dictionary

"genuine" in British English

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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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adverb uk /ˈdʒen.ju.ɪ us /ˈdʒen.ju.ɪ


B2 really:

I'm genuinely sorry for what I said.
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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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.
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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