conforming to fact and therefore worthy of belief
"an authentic account by an eyewitness"; "reliable information"
authentic, bona fide, unquestionable, veritable(adj)
not counterfeit or copied
"an authentic signature"; "a bona fide manuscript"; "an unquestionable antique"; "photographs taken in a veritable bull ring"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
TrenchOn 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.
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How to use authentic in a sentence?
Zoya kind of very literally and metaphorically peels away all of those layers to kind of tap into a very real, very authentic side of me ... a little bit more quiet, more reserved, more introverted and more internally feeling sensitive, vulnerable.
My very favorite was Father James Martin, he’s a Jesuit priest who was advising us on the exhibition, and he came in his appropriate robes and apparently all night people were coming up to him and saying, ‘I really like that you came as a sexy priest and you look so authentic.’ That was my favorite.
In fact our brand is accelerating... there's an appetite for premium authentic brands in China.
When marketing is not grounded in a foundation of authentic messaging with authority, integrity and ability, it can end up costing worlds more, saying worlds less and sounding the same as so many others.
The type of content we see from these people is authentic and often times really fun, it's a view people haven't really had before, especially in real time.
Translations for authentic
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- автентичен, достоверенBulgarian
- autènticCatalan, Valencian
- autentický, originální, věrohodný, hodnověrný, pravýCzech
- echt, wahr, authentischGerman
- aito, autenttinenFinnish
- cinnteachScottish Gaelic
- 本物, 真正Japanese
- ავთენტური, სარწმუნოGeorgian
- 확실한, 진정한, 진짜의Korean
- autentic, adevăratRomanian
- достоверный, подлинный, аутентичныйRussian
- xác thựcVietnamese
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