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genuine

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Definition real (as when a person is sincere or an object is not a replica or fake)
  • I am genuinely sorry for what I did.
genuinely = sincerely
  • She has a genuine interest in each of her students.
  • genuine = sincere (real)
  • It is a genuine Picasso.
  • genuine = real (not an imitation—in this case a painting actually done by Picasso)
  • Which would be the best word choice if the writer wants to convey an attitude of genuine interest and avoid the appearance of mockery?
  • genuine = sincere (real)
  •   "When he proposed, she said no."
      "But she married him," I said, genuinely confused.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • genuinely = truly
  • He lay dreaming that he was throwing baseballs at a cloth cat and winning a genuine Navajo blanket.
    E. B. White  --  Charlotte's Web
  • genuine = real
  • Darry spun around to face me, genuine fear on his face.
    S.E. Hinton  --  The Outsiders
  • genuine = real
  • She looked so genuinely sorry I just wanted to let her off the hook.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • genuinely = really
  • "But what about their parents?" asked Miss Caroline, in genuine concern.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • genuine = real or sincere
  • Both Maxon and Gavril looked over to the king and queen, and the camera panned over to show them looking at each other, smiling and holding hands. It seemed genuine, but how would we know any better?
    Kiera Cass  --  The Selection
  • genuine = real (sincere)
  • Maybe there was something behind the ego and self-righteousness after all—something surprisingly genuine.
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin
  • It all depends on the signature of the name; and that is genuine, I suppose, Mrs. Helmer?
    Henrik Ibsen  --  A Doll's House
  • genuine = real
  • Newt nodded, and his smile became more genuine.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • genuine = real (sincere)
  • People deal with me, but they are genuinely fond of Prim.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • genuinely = really (not pretending or just being polite)
  • He looked genuinely pained.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Selection
  • genuinely = sincerely (not pretending or just being polite)
  • I brought the brush close to my face and stared at it, my mother's hair, a genuine part of her body.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • genuine = actual (real)
  • But I could tell she'd asked that one out of genuine curiosity.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Selection
  • genuine = real
  • And I like that he seems genuinely involved when he's there, you know?
    Kiera Cass  --  The Selection
  • genuinely = really (not pretending or just being polite)
  • He moved like a person with a genuine love of bees.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • genuine = true
  • "Oh, please don't cry!" Maxon's whisper was marked with a genuine worry.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Selection
genuine = sincere (not pretending or just being polite)

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