English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'genuine'

(adjective) 
Definition
real and exactly what it appears to be
They are convinced the painting is genuine.
Synonyms
authentic
patterns for making authentic border-style clothing
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real
his first real job
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original
The company specializes in selling original movie posters.
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actual
They are using local actors or the actual people involved.
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true
Everything I had heard about him was true.
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pure
The ancient alchemists tried to transmute base metals into pure gold.
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valid
Both sides have made valid points.
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legitimate
They have demanded the restoration of the legitimate government.
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honest
It was an honest mistake on his part.
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bona fide
We are happy to donate to bona fide charitable causes.
,
dinkum (Australian, New Zealand, informal)
,
pukka
He bought a pukka, rear-drive sports car.
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the real McCoy
Opposites
(adjective) 
Definition
sincerely felt
There was genuine joy in the room.
Synonyms
heartfelt
My heartfelt sympathy goes out to all the relatives.
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sincere
He accepted her apologies as sincere.
, ,
earnest
Despite their earnest efforts, they failed to win support.
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real
Their expressions of regret did not smack of real sorrow.
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true
God's anger could only be averted by true repentance.
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frank
with frank admiration on his face
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unaffected
this unaffected, charming couple
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wholehearted
He deserves our wholehearted support in this matter.
, ,
unalloyed
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unfeigned
I could tell from his unfeigned astonishment that he knew nothing.
Opposites
(adjective) 
Definition
(of a person) honest and without pretence
She is a very caring and genuine person.
Synonyms
,
straightforward
I was impressed by his straightforward intelligent manner.
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honest
I was honest about what I was doing.
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natural
Jan's sister was as natural and friendly as the rest of the family.
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frank
They had a frank discussion about the issue.
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candid
a candid account of her life in the limelight
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upfront (informal)
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dinkum (Australian, New Zealand, informal)
He was a fair dinkum bloke with no pretensions.
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artless
his artless air and charming smile
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guileless
She was so guileless that he had no option but to believe her.
Opposites

quotation

Genuineness only thrives in the dark. Like celery [Aldous HuxleyThose Barren Leaves]

Additional synonyms

in the sense of actual
Definition
existing in reality or as a matter of fact
They are using local actors or the actual people involved.
Synonyms
verified,
dinkum (Australian, New Zealand, informal)
in the sense of artless
Definition
natural or unpretentious
his artless air and charming smile
Synonyms
upfront (informal),
dinkum (Australian, New Zealand, informal),
uncontrived,
undesigning
in the sense of bona fide
Definition
undertaken in good faith
We are happy to donate to bona fide charitable causes.
Synonyms
on the level (informal),
kosher (informal),
dinkum (Australian, New Zealand, informal),
the real McCoy

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