Genuine

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Definition

genuine: authentic, real, original, legitimate; honest
adjective
It's a genuine mistake. I thought I didn't have to work yesterday which is why I wasn't here.
It's a genuine Picasso, it is no fake, it cost me $100 in the Sunday market.

genuinely: truly, really, honestly, truthfully
adverb
I'm genuinely concerned: he is usually at home much earlier than this.

Examples

  • "I have to say, I'm genuinely impressed."
  • "I've got an alternative meaning for GDP, and this room is full of them: genuinely disgusting people!"
  • "If the answer is "yes" to either of these questions, I strongly advise you to buy bottles that are sealed with genuine cork!"

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