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inauthentic

[ in-aw-then-tik ]
/ ˌɪn ɔˈθɛn tɪk /
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adjective
not authentic: inauthentic Indian jewelry mass-produced in a factory.
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Origin of inauthentic

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

OTHER WORDS FROM inauthentic

in·au·then·ti·cal·ly, adverbin·au·then·tic·i·ty [in-aw-then-tis-i-tee, -thuhn-], /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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