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Synonyms for bona fide
ˈboʊ nəˌfaɪd, ˈbɒn ə; ˈboʊ nəˈfaɪ di

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bona fide(adj)

    undertaken in good faith

    "a bona fide offer"

    veritable, authentic, unquestionable

    imitative, insincere, counterfeit

  2. 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"

    veritable, regular(a), authentic, unquestionable, reliable, veritable(a)

    imitative, insincere, counterfeit


  1. bona fide(adjective)

    Done in good faith.

    Although he failed, the prime minister made a bona fide attempt to repair the nation's damaged economy.


    mala fide

  2. bona fide(adjective)

    Genuine; not counterfeit.

    This is a bona fide Roman coin.

    authentic, genuine

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. bona fide

    [L.] really, truly, actually, sincerely, in good faith, without fraud

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. bona fide

    in good faith, real, actual, really, actually

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  1. bonafide

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How to use bona fide in a sentence?

  1. Anuj Somany:

    A credible way to unearth the bona fide facts is to make both the partners in conflict to undergo the reliable lie-detection tests, instead of making conclusion by seeing who supports whom & how many.

  2. State John Kerry:

    And I believe that with effort and with bona-fide legitimate intent to solve the problem on both sides, it is possible in these next months to find those Minsk agreements implemented and to get to a place where sanctions can be appropriately, because of the full implementation, removed.

  3. Scott Linklater:

    It's been astronomical the level of engagement we've had, we had a sale in March and I think we sold 13 paintings directly through Facebook. So it went from being a great place for sharing our work to being a bona fide sales method.

  4. Harley LeBon:

    And if there is a bona fide question of neglect in my household, then Protective Services should be notified. Anything less than that is government overreach.

  5. Van Conway:

    Anyone who believes it's too low, they have a right to put in whatever bona fide bid they want.

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