(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. true, right, real, authentic; sincere, real, unaffected; honest, valid. See goodness, purity, truth. Ant., fake, false.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Real; said of things ]
Syn. authentic, true, actual, bona fide, original, veritable, unadulterated, pure, unmixed, undisguised, unerring, official, certified, verified, confirmed, whole, accurate, proved, tested, ascertained, good, natural, unimpeachable, unquestionable, authenticated, substantial, unalloyed, factual, demonstrable, palpable, exact, precise, indisputable, absolute, positive, valid, literal, sound, plain, unvarnished, certain, legitimate, sterling, simon-pure, pukka, legit*, for real*, 18-karat*, the real thing*, honest-to-goodness*, sure-enough*, real live*, in the flesh*, the real McCoy*.
Ant. counterfeit, spurious, sham.
2. [Sincere]
Syn. real, actual, unaffected, unfeigned, honest, forthright, straightforward, veritable, unquestionable, certain, unimpeachable, definite, uncontradictable, incontrovertible, well-established, known, manifest, reliable, bona fide, staunch, trustworthy, free from pretense, without artificiality, natural, frank, candid, heartfelt, not dissimulated, without hypocrisy, ingenuous.
Ant. hypocritical*, affected, simulated.
Syn.- genuine is applied to that which really is what it is represented to be, emphasizing freedom from admixture, adulteration, sham, etc. [genuine silk; genuine grief ] ; authentic implies reliability and trustworthiness, stressing that the thing considered is in agreement with fact or actuality [ an authentic report ] or proceeds from the alleged source [ an authentic medieval manuscript ] ; bona fide is properly used when a question of good faith is involved [ a bona fide offer to negotiate ] ; veritable implies correspondence with the truth and connotes absolute affirmation [ a veritable feast ]
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
1. real authentic, legitimate, *the real McCoy, bona fide, certified, actual, honest, true, unadulterated.
2. sincere honest, frank, ingenuous, forthright, heartfelt, unaffected, earnest, natural.
ANT.: 1. counterfeit, fake, bogus. 2. insincere, affected, disingenuous
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Not counterfeit or copied: actual, authentic, bona fide, good, indubitable, original, real, true, undoubted, unquestionable. See TRUE. 2. Devoid of any hypocrisy or pretense: heartfelt, hearty, honest, natural, real, sincere, true, unaffected, unfeigned, unmannered. See TRUE.

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