What is the opposite of genuine?

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Opposite of real and exactly what it appears to be
“We were surprised at the amount of fake merchandise available for sale.”
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Opposite of without artificiality or insincerity
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“Mark's insincere apology was met with a disparaging response from Sally.”
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Opposite of existing in reality or as a matter of fact
“The premise that this was built by aliens is highly conjectural!”
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Opposite of consisting of the same substance throughout
“Parts of the bridge were constructed with hollow aluminum and plated with soft lead.”
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Opposite of following carefully and exactly a set of rules
“James was merely a casual follower of his professed religion, not being one to strictly adhere to its tenets.”
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Opposite of concerned with what is actually the case (based on facts)
“The Curmudgeon is a satirical column based on fictitious characters in a mythical village.”
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Opposite of having or demonstrating an unwavering devotion toward someone or something
“I'm pretty fickle when it comes to supporting my country during the Olympics.”
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Opposite of being a person of good repute and character
“An honest person will have friends who value honesty, and a dishonest one will have cheats as friends.”
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Opposite of legally binding due to having been executed in compliance with the law
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Opposite of to an utter or complete degree
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Opposite of free from exaggeration or distortion
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Opposite of of the same origin as claimed
“This is not the first time he has presented us with plagiarized work.”
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Opposite of essential, innate or inherent to something
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Opposite of unquestionable or indisputable
“We cannot, in good conscience, reach a determination based on ambiguous facts.”
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Opposite of not forbidden by formal or informal rules
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Opposite of open, sincere, or undisguised
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Opposite of based on, or displaying, common sense
“Some journalists are trustworthy, and some are just completely unreliable.”
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(of an emotion or feeling) Opposite of intensely felt
“Strauss realized that Mary's sweetness masked a superficial rage that could be easily unpacked and resolved.”
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Opposite of fair and honest in nature or one's dealings
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Opposite of honest and frank
“We ask that you be more discreet with information pertaining to National Security.”
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Opposite of having an unpretentious nature
“The band makes no bones about acknowledging their soul, funk, and jazz roots of hip-hop without being pretentious posers.”
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Opposite of able to be relied on or trusted
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Opposite of modest and having no pretensions or ostentation
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(of a person) Opposite of sincere and serious in intention
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Opposite of having or showing enthusiasm, affection, or kindness
“We were greeted by a pair of unfriendly staff members who were content with doing their jobs perfunctorily.”
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Opposite of exploitable or vulnerable
“She was protected from the treacherous invasion of the paparazzi by her bodyguard of fifteen years, who had served her well throughout her career.”
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(informal) Opposite of to be under no illusion; to carry one's attitude seriously about a matter
“You are deluded if you think things are going to work out between the two of you.”
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Opposite of having all its feathers
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Opposite of a stated certainty
“Kris wanted so desperately to trust Jim, but was uncertain of his motives.”
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Opposite of not labored or artificial
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Opposite of having an open, natural, and uninhibited manner
“Warm and friendly as she was towards him, her reserved nature was difficult to read, and he was not so sure if his growing feelings were matched.”
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