Adjective "Genuine" Definition and Examples




    1. possessing the claimed or attributed character, quality, or origin; not counterfeit; authentic; real: genuine sympathy; a genuine antique.

    2. properly so called: a genuine case of smallpox.

    3. free from pretense, affectation, or hypocrisy; sincere: a genuine person.

    4. descended from the original stock; pure in breed: a genuine Celtic people.


    "distresses can be genuine over things."

    "smiles can be genuine in/at/on times."

    "governments can be genuine in things."

    "saints can be genuine in people."

    "people can be genuine towards people."

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