hyperauthentic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

hyper- +‎ authentic

Adjective[edit]

hyperauthentic (comparative more hyperauthentic, superlative most hyperauthentic)

  1. Very highly authentic.
    • 2004, John Karaagac, The fate of the father: the Bush policy paradox (page 23)
      To overcome that lingering legacy, the younger Bush was all but compelled to become almost hyperauthentic in his Texan identity, and it was a role he took to with much gusto.
    • 2008 June 8, Hari Kunzru, “Outside Ethnicity”, New York Times:
      Isn’t this hyperauthentic narrative of Vietnamese victimhood just the sort of thing calculated to tug at the heartstrings — and wallets — of liberal American readers?