Meaning of genuine

gen•u•ine

Pronunciation: ( jen'y-in), [key]
— adj.
  1. possessing the claimed or attributed character, quality, or origin; not counterfeit; authentic; real: genuine sympathy; a genuine antique.
  2. properly so called: a genuine case of smallpox.
  3. free from pretense, affectation, or hypocrisy; sincere: a genuine person.
  4. descended from the original stock; pure in breed: a genuine Celtic people.
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