What is the meaning of genuine?

adjective

  • Not fake or counterfeit.
    • usage: "a genuine Picasso"; "genuine leather"
  • Not pretended; sincerely felt or expressed.
    • usage: "genuine emotion"; "her interest in people was unfeigned"; "true grief"
  • Being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something.
    • usage: "her actual motive"; "a literal solitude like a desert- G. K. Chesterton; "a genuine dilemma"
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