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Word of the Day – Authentic

How to Pronounce Authentic
How to Pronounce Authentic

Authentic – ao th eh n t ih k

The genuine article

The painting was authentic.

Definition adjective

not false or copied; genuine; real

having an origin supported by unquestionable evidence; authenticated; verified

representing one’s true nature or beliefs; true to oneself or to the person identified.

entitled to acceptance or belief because of agreement with known facts or experience; reliable; trustworthy

Law. executed with all due formalities


(of a church mode) having a range extending from the final to the octave above.

(of a cadence) consisting of a dominant harmony followed by a tonic.

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Synonyms for authentic

accurate, authoritative, convincing, credible, legitimate, original, pure, reliable, true, trustworthy

Entries near authentic

autecology, Auteuil, auteur, auteur theory, auth., authentic, authentical, authenticate, authentication, authenticator, authenticity

First known usage

1300–50; <Late Latin authenticus “coming from the author, genuine” (also in the neuter, a noun “original document, the original”) <Greek authentikós “original, primary, at first hand,” equivalent to authént(ēs) “one who does things himself” (aut- aut- +-hentēs “doer”) + -ikos -ic; replacing Middle English autentik (<Anglo-French ) <Medieval Latin autenticus

Word of the Day – Authentic
Word of the Day – Authentic

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