inauthentic inauthentic


  • (adj) intended to deceive



  1. Rather than continue as the wealthy rock-poet of the American grunt and risk being labeled inauthentic, Springsteen set out for new territory.
  2. Those who sneer at the chicken tikka masala for being inauthenticand many dowould do well to read Collingham's lovely new book.
  3. Everyone is a caricature, manufactured and inauthentic.


  • 'Mad Men' finale Q&A: Matthew Weiner

    [SPOILER ALERT: Do not read until you have watched Sunday night's season finale of Mad Men .] When the penultimate season of Mad Men drew to a close, we witnessed the break of Don: Jon Hamm’s enigmatic ad exec snapped out of an alcohol-fueled haze of shame-spiraling and self-sabotage by deciding to get honest with himself and shine a light on his past, even if this dismantling of his inauthentic ...
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Entertainment Weekly


  1. "I've actually always had a pretty cordial relationship with Barry," Costas said. "I have no ill feelings toward him personally. I regard him as one of the greatest players of all time who got inauthentic boost and then became a superhuman...
    on Jul 26, 2007 By: Bob Costas Source: Forbes

  2. "Reed believes that a public official's race matters more than his capacity for independent judgment. He believes that a black American who holds elected office must follow a certain path or be inauthentic," Davis said of Reed.
    on Dec 7, 2009 By: Artur Davis Source:

  3. "But that was - sigh - then. John McCain has changed," Buckley writes. "This campaign has changed John McCain. It has made him inauthentic. A once-first class temperament has become irascible and snarly; his positions change, and lack...
    on Oct 10, 2008 By: Christopher Buckley Source:

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