Meaning of authentically in English:


Pronunciation /ɔːˈθɛntɪkli/

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  • 1Undisputedly; genuinely.

    ‘her dances are as authentically Brazilian as their creator’
    • ‘She thought everything was cheap and silly-looking, not authentically Chinese.’
    • ‘It all feels like cinéma-vérité because of the location shoots and the authentically Canadian cast.’
    • ‘How much of it is authentically Mahler?’
    • ‘The achievements of Italian artists fix our idea of the correctly and authentically classical.’
    • ‘The hints of jazz and bluegrass confirm that the landscape is authentically American.’
    • ‘It is fitting that each is remembered by something fine and authentically British.’
    • ‘While the supporting players are authentically pot-bellied and stained of armpit, they look like pimps and hookers.’
    • ‘The process is driven by the twin goals of participating in the new modern look and of accessing the authentically antique.’
    • ‘This record producer was also behind the first authentically Cajun album.’
    • ‘Liturgy, in its authentically Orthodox sense, is the transfiguration of nature.’
    1. 1.1In the traditional or original way, or in a way that faithfully resembles an original.
      ‘finding someone to cook curry authentically can be a real challenge’
      • ‘the film authentically recreates 17th-century Delft’
      • ‘The exterior will be authentically restored to its original 1890s character.’
      • ‘This is yet another complication to the notion of recreating authentically an Elizabethan performance.’
      • ‘The objective here is to let people see—as authentically as possible—what it's like to be on the front lines of those conflicts.’
      • ‘This video game has over 60 authentically modeled aircraft ranging from harrier-type jets to military helicopters.’
      • ‘Such immersion into another culture and language is necessary if one is authentically to perform the dances of that culture.’
      • ‘Recreating the environment of 1863 and authentically reenacting the battle are a popular form of play at Gettysburg.’
      • ‘He made sure the Royal Canadian Redcoats were by far the most authentically costumed of those in any Hollywood production.’
      • ‘She used her collections to re-create, as authentically as possible, 18th-century New England farm life.’
      • ‘This particular feast is unobtainable here, but there are plenty of other good things authentically evocative of Turkey.’
      • ‘In 1875, the two German immigrants created their brand name to sound authentically American.’
    2. 1.2(in existentialist philosophy) in accordance with an emotionally appropriate, significant, purposive, and responsible mode of human life.
      ‘am I living authentically, in a way that embodies my personal values?’
      • ‘The gods have power, but they lack passionate attachments, the very faculty which makes us authentically human.’
      • ‘It involves finding acceptance for who you authentically are.’
      • ‘Heidegger turns explicitly to the question of what is involved in existing authentically.’
      • ‘Existing authentically towards death is not dwelling on one's death, forever thinking about it.’
      • ‘Being guided by forces external to the self, and which one cannot authentically embrace, seems to mark the height of oppression.’
      • ‘An authentically meaningful life is one that answers to the existential condition of being human.’
      • ‘A person can pretend to be happy only so many times before that person forgets how it feels to be authentically happy.’
      • ‘To be authentically is to choose one's own life in the face of one's mortality.’
      • ‘It is a way of moving into the future by taking over one's destiny, authentically and with resolve.’
      • ‘The epistemological problem with authenticity is that there's no way of knowing when you are living authentically.’