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gen•u•ine



Pronunciation: ( jen'yOO-in), [key]
adj.
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.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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