1 adj Genuine is used to describe people and things that are exactly what they appear to be, and are not false or an imitation.
usu ADJ n (Antonym: fake)
There was a risk of genuine refugees being returned to Vietnam., ...genuine leather..., They're convinced the picture is genuine.
2 adj Genuine refers to things such as emotions that are real and not pretended.
There was genuine joy in this room..., If this offer is genuine I will gladly accept it.
He was genuinely surprised.
genuineness n-uncount usu with supp
He needed at least three days to assess the genuineness of their intentions.
3 adj If you describe a person as genuine, you approve of them because they are honest, truthful, and sincere in the way they live and in their relationships with other people., (approval)
She is very caring and very genuine.
I have no doubt about their genuineness.
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