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Old 02-03-2010, 11:05 AM   #24
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Free from hypocrisy or dishonesty; sincere.

[1596, from L. genuinus "native, natural," from root of gignere "beget" (see genus), perhaps infl. in form by contrasting adulterinus "spurious." Alternative etymology is from L. genu "knee," from an ancient custom of a father acknowledging paternity of a newborn by placing it on his knee.]

“Genuine forgiveness does not deny anger but faces it head-on.”

~ Alice Miller
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