Synonyms for genuine

Synonyms for (adjective) genuine

Synonyms: genuine, echt

Definition: not fake or counterfeit

Usage: a genuine Picasso; genuine leather

Similar words: bona fide, authentic, unquestionable, veritable

Definition: not counterfeit or copied

Usage: an authentic signature; a bona fide manuscript; an unquestionable antique; photographs taken in a veritable bull ring


Similar words: documented, attested, authenticated

Definition: established as genuine


Similar words: good, honest

Definition: not forged

Usage: a good dollar bill


Similar words: honest-to-god, honest-to-goodness, sure-enough, old

Definition: (used informally especially for emphasis)

Usage: a real honest-to-god live cowboy; had us a high old time; went upriver to look at a sure-enough fish wheel


Synonyms: unfeigned, true, genuine

Definition: not pretended; sincerely felt or expressed

Usage: genuine emotion; her interest in people was unfeigned; true grief

Similar words: sincere

Definition: open and genuine; not deceitful

Usage: he was a good man, decent and sincere; felt sincere regret that they were leaving; sincere friendship


Synonyms: genuine, literal, actual, real

Definition: being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something

Usage: her actual motive; a literal solitude like a desert- G.K.Chesterton; a genuine dilemma

Similar words: true

Definition: consistent with fact or reality; not false

Usage: the story is true; it is undesirable to believe a proposition when there is no ground whatever for supposing it true- B. Russell; the true meaning of the statement