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authenticity

[aw-then-tis-i-tee, aw-thuh n-] /ˌɔ θɛnˈtɪs ɪ ti, ˌɔ θən-/
noun
1.
the quality of being authentic; genuineness.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; authentic + -ity
Related forms
nonauthenticity, noun
unauthenticity, noun
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  • New concerns about the authenticity of old wines were raised again this week.
  • But music archaeologists often question the authenticity of such performances.
  • Arguments over history and authenticity would be honed further by the fourth great migration.
  • But the research has received mixed reactions from area paleontologists, with some doubting the tracks' authenticity.
  • New salvos regarding its authenticity now come from both sides.
  • Any light on its authenticity and does it have collectable value.
  • The e-mail's authenticity could not be independently verified, but the site is no longer working.
  • Our annual surveys rate places according to how well they maintain their authenticity.
  • There has to be authenticity in reporting on such crucial and sensitive issues.
  • It is unrivaled for the power and authenticity of its story.
Word Origin and History for authenticity
n.

1760; see authentic + -ity. Earlier form was authentity (1650s).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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