If something is genuine, it’s real. It’s not fake. This is a good word to use when there might be some doubt about how real a thing or a person is.
- The diamonds in the necklace are genuine.
- These shoes are made with genuine leather.
- How do I know this gold necklace is genuine?
- The woman’s anger was genuine. She was really mad!
- If you have a genuine complaint about a product you purchased, you can return it to the store to get your money back.
- The students are making genuine progress as indicated by their test scores.
- Rodney is a genuine friend who never lets anyone down.
- He’s the genuine article. (This is kind of an expression. A person who is "the genuine article" is really who he or she tries to be.)
- I take my Toyota to a Toyota dealer for repairs because I know they use genuine Toyota parts.
- Replacement parts for a machine might cause problems if they aren’t genuine.
- How can you tell if something is genuine?
The word "genuinely" is an adverb:
- William is genuinely concerned about his brother’s health.
- Some children genuinely believe in things that aren’t real.
- I’m genuinely confused by the these so-called "simple" directions.
- People are genuinely curious to know more about their place in the universe.
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November 21, 2019