I think there is a genuineness and lack of calculation with them both.
Cyrus somehow escaped the showbiz trap of manufactured personality and preserved a genuineness that is very hard to fake.
This is another of the accidental coincidences which attest the genuineness of the Acts.
The proprietors of this paper guarantee the genuineness of this offer.
The genuineness of his feelings would prevent his seeing a number of things which do not concern his passions.
The genuineness of this fragment has been established beyond doubt.
He stood irresolutely an instant as if doubtful of the genuineness of this alleged business transaction.
These palpable errors and absurdities are absolutely irreconcilable with their genuineness.
The genuineness of the main document (at least) is unaffected by recent attacks.
There was no mistaking the genuineness of the appeal, and Reg frankly gave him his hand.
1590s, "natural, not acquired," from Latin genuinus "native, natural," from root of gignere "beget" (see genus), perhaps influenced in form by contrasting adulterinus "spurious." [Alternative etymology is from Latin genu "knee," from a supposed ancient custom of a father acknowledging paternity of a newborn by placing it on his knee.] Meaning "really proceeding from its reputed source" is from 1660s. Related: Genuinely; genuineness.