inauthentic

[ in-aw-then-tik ]
/ ˌɪn ɔˈθɛn tɪk /
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adjective

not authentic: inauthentic Indian jewelry mass-produced in a factory.

Nearby words

  1. inaugural,
  2. inaugurate,
  3. inauguration,
  4. inauguration day,
  5. inauspicious,
  6. inbd,
  7. inbeing,
  8. inbetween,
  9. inboard,
  10. inboard-outboard

Origin of inauthentic

First recorded in 1855–60; in-3 + authentic

Related formsin·au·then·ti·cal·ly, adverbin·au·then·tic·i·ty [in-aw-then-tis-i-tee, -thuh n-] /ˌɪn ɔ θɛnˈtɪs ɪ ti, -θən-/, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for inauthentic

inauthentic

/ (ˌɪnɔːˈθɛntɪk) /

adjective

not authentic; false
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Word Origin and History for inauthentic

inauthentic

adj.

1783, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + authentic.

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