[aw-then-tis-i-tee, aw-thuh n-]


the quality of being authentic; genuineness.

Origin of authenticity

First recorded in 1650–60; authentic + -ity
Related formsnon·au·then·tic·i·ty, nounun·au·then·tic·i·ty, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for authenticity

1760; see authentic + -ity. Earlier form was authentity (1650s).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper