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Antonyms for authentic
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This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term authentic.


  1. authenticadjective

    phony, ingenuine, fake

    real, genuine, bonafide, unfaked, bona fide

  2. authenticadjective

    reliable, unfaked, credible, trustworthy

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. authentic

    That is authentic which is true to the facts; that is genuine which is true to its own claims; as, authentic history; genuine money.

    A 'genuine' work is one written by the author whose name it bears; an 'authentic' work is one which relates truthfully the matters of which it treats. For example, the apocryphal Gospel of St. Thomas is neither 'genuine' nor 'authentic.' It is not 'genuine,' for St. Thomas did not write it; it is not 'authentic,' for its contents are mainly fables and lies.

    Trench On the Study of Words lect. vi, p. 189. [W. J. Widdleton]

    Authentic is, however, used by reputable writers as synonymous with genuine, tho usually where genuineness carries a certain authority. We speak of accepted conclusions, certain evidence, current money, genuine letters, a legitimate conclusion or legitimate authority, original manuscripts, real value, received interpretation, sure proof, a true statement, a trustworthy witness, a veritable discovery.

    apocryphal, baseless, counterfeit, disputed, exploded, fabulous, false, fictitious, spurious, unauthorized

    accepted, accredited, authoritative, authorized, certain, current, genuine, legitimate, original, real, received, reliable, sure, true, trustworthy, veritable

Princeton's WordNet

  1. authentic, reliableadjective

    conforming to fact and therefore worthy of belief

    "an authentic account by an eyewitness"; "reliable information"

    counterfeit, untrusty, untrustworthy, imitative

    dependable, true(p), veritable, unquestionable, honest, bona fide, reliable

  2. authentic, bona fide, unquestionable, veritableadjective

    not counterfeit or copied

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

    counterfeit, untrustworthy, imitative, untrusty

    bona fide, veritable, regular(a), unquestionable, reliable, veritable(a)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. authenticadjective

    genuine, trustworthy, authoritative, credible

How to use authentic in a sentence?

  1. Linda Hamilton:

    That was my hesitation: Do I want to trade this lovely, authentic life for that? I didnt want my neighbors looking at me differently. Were neighbors because of who we are, not what we do, and I dont want that to creep into my life again.

  2. Jen Ramsey:

    Imagine saying yes ...To embracing all of you so you can create your authentic, inspired story.

  3. Logan Levkoff:

    This only works if people are willing to get to know each other, to be honest and authentic about their expectations and desires, and not run at the slightest bump in the road, so to speak, relationship building takes time, and right now, that's all we have.

  4. Minnesota Rabbi Stacy Offner:

    I took a great risk but I didn't feel I could be authentic anymore watching young men all around me die and not tell.

  5. Joe Biden:

    How can we beat Donald Trump if we're not perceived as being totally authentic with the American people about what we're gon na do and how we're gon na do it ? what it's gon na cost and who's gon na pay ?

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