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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)
  • 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
  • "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
  • Darry spun around to face me, genuine fear on his face.
    S.E. Hinton  --  The Outsiders
  • genuine = real
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • I could see his genuine exhaustion at the thought.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Selection
  • genuine = real
  • "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)
  • I genuinely didn't want to hurt his feelings, but I couldn't beat around the bush on this.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Selection
  • genuinely = really (not pretending)
  • He was genuinely confused by my response.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Selection
  • genuinely = really (not pretending)
  • She looked genuinely worried.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Selection
genuinely = sincerely (not pretending or just being polite)

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