Learner's definition of GENUINE
[more genuine; most genuine]
actual, real, or true
not false or fake
— often used in the phrase the genuine article to refer to someone or something that is not a copy or substitute
Don't fall for cheap imitations; this is the genuine article.
A lot of people pretend to be cowboys, but he's the genuine article. [=he's a real cowboy]
sincere and honest
She showed a genuine interest in our work.
He has always shown a genuine concern for poor people.
a genuine desire to help others
She seems to be a very genuine person.