Genuine and Pseudo


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Genuine adjective – Being exactly as appears or as claimed.
Usage example: had a genuine van Gogh hanging in their living room

Pseudo is an antonym for genuine in authentic topic.
Nearby Words: genuinely, genuineness
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Pseudo adjective – Lacking in natural or spontaneous quality.
Usage example: the pseudo friendliness of a salesperson trying to sell you something

Genuine is an antonym for pseudo in artificial topic.
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  • As Long as It Sounds Foreign Request-a-Song's "Ancient Chinese Secret (from Japan)" contains a line of pseudo-Japanese and two lines of pseudo-Chinese, but it's all genuine gibberish.
  • Faux Affably Evil The main reasons he is so good to his minions are because they serve him on a pseudo-religious level and his husband Brian (whose kindess is quite a bit more genuine) advised him to.
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Pseudo or Genuine. 2016. Accessed June 18, 2021.

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