Origin of genuine
Examples from the Web for genuineness
Cyrus somehow escaped the showbiz trap of manufactured personality and preserved a genuineness that is very hard to fake.
I think there is a genuineness and lack of calculation with them both.
He said there was much false Henri II ware around, but that the genuineness of this piece was unquestionable.A Tramp Abroad, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
The genuineness of these fragments has much to support it, but is not entirely beyond doubt.Mystics and Saints of Islam|Claud Field
Of these writings the larger part has disappeared, and of a portion of those which remain the genuineness has been doubted.Philo-Judaeus of Alexandria|Norman Bentwich
I will now inform you how I came by them, so that you may be convinced of their genuineness.Frederick The Great and His Family|L. Muhlbach
But there are internal tokens in the Epistle which seem more powerful evidence of its genuineness than anything else.The Expositor's Bible: The Epistles of St. Peter|J. Rawson Lumby
British Dictionary definitions for genuineness
Word Origin for genuine
Word Origin and History for genuineness
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.