genuine : Common Errors in English

About genuine

The pronunciation of “genuine” with the last syllable rhyming with “wine” is generally considered less classy than the more common pronunciation in which the last syllable rhymes with “won.”

genuine Meaning(s)

  • (a) not fake or counterfeit
  • (s) not pretended; sincerely felt or expressed
  • (s) being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something

genuine in News

  1. U.S. Open at Merion will start to unfold

    The affection was genuine. Even better was beating Jack Nicklaus in a playoff. So when Lee Trevino got his hands on that U.S. Open trophy in 1971, the guy who never lacked for one-liners gushed, "I love Merion, and I don't even know her last name."
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Denver Post

  2. The mystery of Merion starts to unfold at US Open

    ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) -- The affection was genuine. Even better was beating Jack Nicklaus in a playoff. So when Lee Trevino got his hands on that U.S. Open trophy in 1971, the guy who never lacked for one-liners gushed, ''I love Merion, and I don't even know her last name.''
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Associated Press via Yahoo! Sports

  3. People anticipate others' genuine smiles, but not polite smiles

    Smile and the world smiles with you -- but new research suggests that not all smiles are created equal. The research shows that people actually anticipate smiles that are genuine but not smiles that are merely polite. The differing responses may reflect the unique social value of genuine smiles.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Science Daily

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