English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'pukka'

(adjective) 
Definition
genuine or real
He bought a pukka, rear-drive sports car.
Synonyms
genuine
They are convinced the painting is genuine.
,
official
An official announcement is expected later today.
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authentic
patterns for making authentic border-style clothing
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real
the smell of real leather
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proper
Two out of five people do not have a proper job.
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on the level (informal)
There were moments where you wondered if anyone was on the level.
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bona fide
We are happy to donate to bona fide charitable causes.
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dinkum (Australian, New Zealand, informal)
He was a fair dinkum bloke with no pretensions.
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the real McCoy
(adjective) 
Definition
properly done, constructed, etc.
a pukka English gentleman
Synonyms
proper
In those days it was not thought proper for a woman to be on the stage.
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formal
He wrote a very formal letter of apology.
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conventional
conventional views
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decent
The book's protagonist is portrayed as respectable and decent.
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posh (British, informal)
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respectable
He came from a respectable middle-class family.
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correct
The use of the correct procedure is vital.
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genteel
two ladies with genteel manners and voices
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presentable
His score had reached a presentable total.
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decorous
The politician was wearing a suitably decorous expression.

Additional synonyms

in the sense of authentic
Definition
of undisputed origin or authorship
patterns for making authentic border-style clothing
Synonyms
on the level (informal),
dinkum (Australian, New Zealand, informal),
the real McCoy,
true-to-life,
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
in the sense of conventional
conventional views

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