authentic Definition

  • 1not false or copied; genuine; real
  • 2representing one's true nature or beliefs; true to oneself
  • 3made or done in the traditional or original way

Using authentic: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "authentic" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

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    The painting was confirmed as an authentic Rembrandt.

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    She is an authentic Italian chef who only uses traditional recipes.

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    His authentic smile made everyone feel at ease.

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    The museum has a collection of authentic artifacts from ancient civilizations.

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    The company sells authentic handmade crafts from local artisans.

authentic Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for authentic

Phrases with authentic

  • the truest version of oneself, without pretense or facade


    She finally found the courage to be her authentic self and pursue her passion for art.

  • an experience that is genuine and not manufactured or artificial


    Traveling off the beaten path can provide a more authentic experience of a foreign culture.

  • a writing style that is true to the author's personality and perspective


    Her memoir was praised for its authentic voice and raw honesty.

Origins of authentic

from Old French 'autentique' and Latin 'authenticus', meaning 'original, genuine'


Summary: authentic in Brief

The term 'authentic' [aw-then-tik] refers to something that is genuine, real, or representing one's true nature or beliefs. It can also mean made or done in the traditional or original way. Examples include an authentic Rembrandt painting, authentic Italian cuisine, and authentic artifacts from ancient civilizations. Phrases like 'authentic self' and 'authentic experience' denote genuineness and lack of pretense, while 'authentic voice' refers to a writing style that is true to the author's personality.

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