Definition of "authenticity" [au•then•tic•i•ty]

  • The quality or condition of being authentic, trustworthy, or genuine. (noun)

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Use "authenticity" in a sentence
  • "The only viable option I see to maintain authenticity is to get an older, more muscular actor who looks sort of like Taylor to play Jacob in New Moon."
  • ""The term authenticity has gradually been modified over the years as people have realized that, ultimately, you can't reproduce anything from the past," Prof. Potter says."
  • "The Ethics of Authenticity-a book I discovered serendipitously at the library when checking out Bell's book-attempts to defend what he terms the authenticity ideal, the premise that the meaning of life is to discover one's unique self."