in a way that is real or true; authentically, honestly, or sincerely: We encourage children to place themselves in other people’s shoes in order to genuinely understand and empathize with their emotions.Ada is volunteering on the campaign because she genuinely believes in the candidate’s goals.
- non·gen·u·ine·ly, adverb
- qua·si-gen·u·ine·ly, adverb
- un·gen·u·ine·ly, adverb
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How to use genuinely in a sentence
That you will never find a genuinely great player who is not some level of brilliant.
They suggested writing a breakup song where a guy cheats on a girl, but she still feels hopeful and genuinely wishes him well.With streaming success and a debut hit, ‘American Idol’ finalist Gabby Barrett has become a country music anomaly | Emily Yahr | November 11, 2020 | Washington Post
As for whether the network effect touted by Berners-Lee will be enough to create a future where people genuinely have more control over their own data than they do in this era of Big Tech, time will tell.Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee’s Solid data-privacy project enters the real world | David Meyer | November 9, 2020 | Fortune
They seem genuinely companionable even outside the breeding season, often roosting in the same hole even during warm spells when sharing body heat isn’t important.Three love stories about birds that will delight your heart | Laura Erickson | November 6, 2020 | Popular-Science
Hopefully developers will embrace the variable-resistance triggers, because it genuinely adds something to the experience and, if I’m not mistaken, even has the potential to make games more accessible.Review: Sony’s PlayStation 5 is here, but next-generation gaming is still on its way | Devin Coldewey | November 6, 2020 | TechCrunch
On the one hand, they are genuinely powerful, and Democrats rely on their money and manpower during elections.
Indeed, does Francis, or any Christian, genuinely accept that God is God, whether his name be Allah or God?Does Pope Francis Believe Christians and Muslims Worship the Same God? | Jay Parini | December 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
She is genuinely concerned, of course, that you look so exhausted and old.
All were genuinely shocked and mystified when they finally learned, on Sept. 4, that I was not covered by MagnaCare.
But it is clear he is not a man who is interested in having beers with people he is not genuinely interested in interacting with.
Nor was his sympathy mere acting; he genuinely felt it; the affection for Tony somehow was not dead.The Wave | Algernon Blackwood
I believe Hunt to be genuinely under the impression that he had the honour of the confidence of the King of Asturia.The Weight of the Crown | Fred M. White
The two Indians appeared genuinely grateful for the plaster, and offered fifty cents in payment, which of course Pennock refused.Gold-Seeking on the Dalton Trail | Arthur R. Thompson
"Yes; she was too genuinely a lady to encourage his suit, then discard him at the last moment," he concluded, despondently.A Fortune Hunter; Or, The Old Stone Corral | John Dunloe Carteret
The late Celtic age was one which genuinely delighted in beauty of form and detail.