1. undertaken in good faith;
- Example: "a bona fide offer"
2. not counterfeit or copied;
- Example: "an authentic signature"
- Example: "a bona fide manuscript"
- Example: "an unquestionable antique"
- Example: "photographs taken in a veritable bull ring"
[syn: authentic, bona fide, unquestionable, veritable]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Bona fide \Bo"na fi"de\ [L.] In or with good faith; without fraud or deceit; real or really; actual or actually; genuine or genuinely; as, you must proceed bona fide; a bona fide purchaser or transaction. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
98 Moby Thesaurus words for "bona fide": aboveboard, attested, authentic, candid, card-carrying, consistently, constantly, devotedly, dinkum, fair and square, faithfully, firmly, following the letter, foursquare, genuine, good, good-faith, honest, honest-to-God, in good faith, inartificial, indubitable, lawful, legitimate, lifelike, literal, loyally, natural, naturalistic, on the level, on the square, on the up-and-up, open, open and aboveboard, original, pure, real, realistic, responsibly, rightful, simon-pure, simple, sincere, single-hearted, square, square-dealing, square-shooting, staunchly, steadfastly, steadily, sterling, straight, straight-shooting, sure-enough, true, true to life, true to nature, true to reality, unadulterated, unaffected, unassumed, unassuming, uncolored, unconcocted, uncopied, uncounterfeited, undisguised, undisguising, undistorted, undoubted, unexaggerated, unfabricated, unfanciful, unfeigned, unfeigning, unfictitious, unflattering, unimagined, unimitated, uninvented, unpretended, unpretending, unqualified, unquestionable, unromantic, unsimulated, unspecious, unsynthetic, unvarnished, up-and-up, valid, verbal, verbatim, veridical, verisimilar, veritable, with good faith, word-for-word