[jen-yoo-in] /ˈdʒɛn yu ɪn/
possessing the claimed or attributed character, quality, or origin; not counterfeit; authentic; real:
genuine sympathy; a genuine antique.
properly so called:
a genuine case of smallpox.
free from pretense, affectation, or hypocrisy; sincere:
a genuine person.
descended from the original stock; pure in breed:
a genuine Celtic people.
not fake or counterfeit; original; real; authentic
not pretending; frank; sincere
being of authentic or original stock
1590s, “natural, not acquired,” from Latin genuinus “native, natural,” from root of gignere “beget” (see genus), perhaps influenced in form by contrasting adulterinus “spurious.” [Alternative etymology is from Latin genu “knee,” from a supposed ancient custom of a father acknowledging paternity of a newborn by placing it on his knee.] Meaning “really proceeding from its reputed source” is from 1660s. Related: Genuinely; genuineness.
[jee-uh-graf-i-kuh l] /ˌdʒi əˈgræf ɪ kəl/ adjective 1. of or relating to . 2. of or relating to the natural features, population, industries, etc., of a region or regions. adj. 1550s, from Late Latin geographicus (from Greek geographikos, from geographia; see geography) + -al (1). Related: Geographically.
[jer-meyn] /dʒərˈmeɪn/ adjective 1. closely or significantly related; relevant; pertinent: Please keep your statements germane to the issue. 2. Obsolete. closely related. /dʒɜːˈmeɪn/ adjective 1. (postpositive) usually foll by to. related (to the topic being considered); akin; relevant: an idea germane to the conversation adj. mid-14c., “having the same parents,” derived from german (adj.); cf. […]
[glos-ee, glaw-see] /ˈglɒs i, ˈglɔ si/ adjective, glossier, glossiest. 1. having a shiny or lustrous surface. 2. having a false or deceptive appearance or air, especially of experience or sophistication; specious. noun, plural glossies. 3. 1 (def 9). 4. a photograph printed on glossy paper. /ˈɡlɒsɪ/ adjective glossier, glossiest 1. smooth and shiny; lustrous 2. […]
[non-gon-uh-kok-uh l] /nɒnˌgɒn əˈkɒk əl/ noun, Pathology. 1. a widespread sexually transmitted infection of the urethra, caused by the parasite Chlamydia trachomatis, or the mycoplasm Ureaplasma urealyticum, characterized in males by painful urination and discharge from the penis and in females by frequent, painful urination and cervical erosion. Abbreviation: NGU. nongonococcal urethritis non·gon·o·coc·cal urethritis (nŏn’gŏn-ə-kŏk’əl) […]