Adjective "authentic" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Of undisputed origin and not a copy; genuine.
  1. 'Her enthusiasm is completely genuine, completely authentic.'
  2. 'His wide vibrato had an authentic Russian sound.'
  3. 'It is impossible to know yet if the manuscript being translated is authentic, because its origin is mysterious.'
  4. 'A letter should have been sent to confirm that the references were genuine and authentic,’ he said.'
  5. 'We sat on the side of the road, contemplating the fact that we were about to have a much more authentic Cambodian experience then any of us had planned.'
  6. 'On several occasions he suggested that particular documents were not authentic, when the documents in question were plainly genuine.'
  7. 'They said, finally, they weren't even able to determine whether these documents were authentic or whether they were forged.'
  8. 'But such verification does not demonstrate that the documents are authentic.'
  9. 'In recent years, Disney's park designers have filled the place with what look like real antiques, genuine artifacts, authentic junk.'
  10. 'His best work, often direct copies of authentic Maori artefacts, deceived art experts and collectors around the world.'
  11. 'every detail of the film was totally authentic'
  12. 'When we live according to our authentic traditions, we do not see anti-social behavior.'
  13. 'And there is no more authentic way to experience Italy and its food at an affordable price.'
  14. 'They hoped their own approach based on authentic Korean food would change this situation.'
  15. 'A local cook was hired to provide the authentic southern-style meals at the lodge.'
  16. 'It is totally unpretentious, service is good, the meals are very authentic, the standard of food is consistent, and we've had many memorable evenings there.'
  17. 'Threads for the work have been dyed in authentic colours of the period, using natural dyes some of which have been derived from plants like cow parsley, madder and walnut tree, picked locally by society volunteers.'
  18. 'This recipe is far from authentic and is based on one given to me by Fraser - who uses garam masala, curry powder and cumin instead of the curry paste.'
  19. 'The costumes and set design are stylish and impressive, full of bright colors and wonderfully authentic period detail.'
  20. 'The organisers claim they will follow traditional cooking methods and authentic ingredients to prepare the dishes.'
  21. 'Parents can join in the Elizabethan dancing with actors in authentic costumes copied from portraits, while children play with Elizabethan toys.'
  22. 'an authentic depiction of the situation'
  23. 'There are many times - in our obligation to be fair, accurate and authentic - when we must tell the painful truth with words and images.'
  24. 'Behind all these novels are authentic and well-researched field notes, which can make any anthropologist proud.'
  25. 'Because of his intimate knowledge of the Sikh society and his being a near contemporary of Sri Guru Nanak, his writings are historically authentic and reliable.'
  26. 'He has already lauded the film as ‘the most authentic depiction of modern soldiering ever put on film’.'
  27. 'The written word persuasively conveys the authentic ring of reliable authority in a way the recollected spoken word does not.'
  28. 'Earlier an unnamed assistant editor had emphasised ‘the need for publishing absolutely accurate and authentic information’.'
  29. 'And that might make possible more accurate and authentic journalism.'
  30. 'Fuseli's pictures pulsate with authentic depictions of lust, fear, violence and death.'
  31. 'As such, for Heidegger, an authentic existence requires as its precondition a radical and not received experience of the past.'
  32. 'For Heidegger, authentic existence begins from self-understanding.'
  33. 'Self-expression is validated as a genuine and authentic act, and is often favourably contrasted to what is perceived as the estranged artificial world of politics.'
  34. 'It is a theory that lacks a methodology and offers relatively little guidance to the individual other than that one should be authentic and responsible.'
  35. 'The book is about the cost of this decision and how Kate comes to find a more authentic way of life.'
  36. 'This is a very Western idea - that we have that privilege and that in fact makes us more authentic as artists.'
  37. 'By contrast, Bergson offers an authentic conception of difference because his interpretation makes difference, instead of negation, a primitive.'
  38. 'The connection between words and actions - doing what we say - is central to the question of the nature of wisdom, authentic knowledge, and authority.'
  39. 'It is this deeper problem which lies at the heart of the breakdown of marriage and family, or of any authentic human, loving relationship.'
  40. 'In this sense, his authorial interventions served, in his own mind, to create an emotionally authentic text.'
  41. 'At this stage, the personality serves as a surrogate to the authentic existence provided by and through contemplation of the Soul.'
(of a church mode) containing notes between the final (the principal note) and the note an octave higher.


    1. not false or copied; genuine; real: an authentic antique.

    2. having an origin supported by unquestionable evidence; authenticated; verified: an authentic document of the Middle Ages; an authentic work of the old master.

    3. representing one’s true nature or beliefs; true to oneself or to the person identified: a story told in the authentic voice of a Midwestern farmer; a senator’s speech that sounded authentic.

    4. entitled to acceptance or belief because of agreement wit

    More examples(as adjective)

    "works can be authentic in attributes."

    "rugs can be authentic in appearances."

    "congregations can be authentic in things."

    "people can be authentic."

    "voices can be authentic."

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    Late Middle English: via Old French from late Latin authenticus, from Greek authentikos ‘principal, genuine’.