genuine meaning, genuine definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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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.     
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  


1    actual, authentic, bona fide, honest, legitimate, natural, on the level, original, pure, real, sound, sterling, the real McCoy, true, unadulterated, unalloyed, veritable  
2    artless, candid, earnest, frank, heartfelt, honest, sincere, unaffected, unfeigned  
1    affected, artificial, bogus, counterfeit, fake, false, feigned, fraudulent, hypocritical, imitation, insincere, phoney, pseudo     (informal)   sham, simulated, spurious  

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someone who re-posts a genuine online listing for a book at an inflated price on another website. If someone buys from the bookjacker, he buys the book from the original seller and provides him with the address of the customer. The bookjacker never sees or handles the book, but collects his margin.
[Bus.] Syn. dropshipper.
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