genuine love meaning, genuine love definition | English Cobuild dictionary



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.   (=sincere)  
There was genuine joy in this room..., If this offer is genuine I will gladly accept it.     
  genuinely      adv  
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.     
  genuineness      n-uncount  
I have no doubt about their genuineness.     
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padlocks that couples lock on a bridge or fence among others to symbolise their love
love very much (smth. or smb.)
expression used for pointing out that, if you love someone, you accept also things and people dear to the person you love
love you loads
"je t'aime beaucoup" in French
tenderness, love and care
fear of falling in love
a humorous way of saying that someone doesn't like or love the speaker.
[Hum.] E.g.: You've seen the way she treated me last time we met. It's clear: she loves me not.
n. 1. friendly, affectionate love; familial love 2. (astrology) horizon in the Leo/Aquarius axis 3. (sociology) the love between friends
A living being with storge feels a strong sense of duty and is often willing to die to protect this love.
Love bite. A bruise raised on the body of a sexual partner by very hard kissing / biting / sucking.
[Fam.] spelled also hickey
loss of feelings for someone who was formerly loved ; falling out of love
From Greek: an = without ; agape = love
expression meaning that someone who is not happy tends to find comfort in seeing others unhappy too
amour bref, soupir long
amour apprend aux ânes à danser
amour de seigneur n'est pas héritage
à monnaie de cuivre, amour vert de grisé
chacun aime l'arbre qui lui donne de l'ombre
aimez vous les uns les autres comme la vache aime son veau
c'est trop d'aimer quand on en meurt
someone who loves being in the sun, sunbathing etc
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