Monday, August 11, 2008

Authentic,Genuine, (and my favorite) Bona Fide

Pronunciation: \ə-ˈthen-tik, ȯ-\
Function: adjective
-not false or imitation :
real, actual

— au·then·ti·cal·ly
\-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
— au·then·tic·i·ty
\ˌȯ-ˌthen-ˈti-sə-tē, -thən-\ noun

authentic, genuine, bona fide mean being actually and exactly what is claimed. authentic implies being fully trustworthy as according with fact ; it can also stress painstaking or faithful imitation of an original . genuine implies actual character not counterfeited, imitated, or adulterated ; it also connotes definite origin from a source . bona fide implies good faith and sincerity of intention.

I just love this word. I just felt like it was worthy of a special post :o) It's been on my mind for a few days. Enjoy!

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