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apocryphal (adj.)

1580s, "of doubtful authenticity," from apocrypha + -al (1). Middle English had apocrive (late 14c.) in same sense. Related: Apocryphally.

updated on January 28, 2017

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Definitions of apocryphal from WordNet
1
apocryphal (adj.)
being of questionable authenticity;
2
Apocryphal (adj.)
of or belonging to the Apocrypha;
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