[aw-then-tis-i-tee, aw-thuh n-]


the quality of being authentic; genuineness.

Nearby words

  1. authentical,
  2. authentically,
  3. authenticate,
  4. authentication,
  5. authenticator,
  6. authigenic,
  7. author,
  8. author catalog,
  9. author's alteration,
  10. authoress

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