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[in-aw-then-tik] /ˌɪn ɔˈθɛn tɪk/
not authentic:
inauthentic Indian jewelry mass-produced in a factory.
Origin of inauthentic
1855-60; in-3 + authentic
Related forms
inauthentically, adverb
[in-aw-then-tis-i-tee, -thuh n-] /ˌɪn ɔ θɛnˈtɪs ɪ ti, -θən-/ (Show IPA),
noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for inauthentic
  • What she means is that there is something inorganic, derivative and inauthentic about a lot of mobile communication.
  • Obviously, there are no public initiatives and big priorities that don't become inauthentic power plays, on some level.
  • In time, the inauthentic may drive out the authentic altogether.
  • His public self in fact mirrors his politics, opportunistic and inauthentic.
  • Every once in a while, an inauthentic letter may appear despite our best efforts.
  • Everyone is a caricature, manufactured and inauthentic.
  • But there is this idea that if somebody is looking into the camera, then somehow it's inauthentic or it's not a genuine moment.
  • Students do not become skilled at using conventions from inauthentic practices.
  • Structured activities begin with a teacher prompt, and students' replies are limited and inauthentic.
  • They should be able to examine artifacts, read primary source materials, engage inauthentic experiences and take field trips.
British Dictionary definitions for inauthentic


not authentic; false
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for inauthentic

1783, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + authentic.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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