apocryphal


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a·poc·ry·phal

 (ə-pŏk′rə-fəl)
adj.
1. Of questionable authorship or authenticity.
2. Erroneous; fictitious: "Wildly apocryphal rumors about starvation in Petrograd ... raced through Russia's trenches" (W. Bruce Lincoln).
3. Apocryphal Bible Of or having to do with the Apocrypha.

a·poc′ry·phal·ly adv.

apocryphal

(əˈpɒkrɪfəl)
adj
1. of questionable authenticity
2. (Bible) (sometimes capital) of or like the Apocrypha
3. untrue; counterfeit
aˈpocryphally adv

a•poc•ry•phal

(əˈpɒk rə fəl)

adj.
1. (cap.) of or pertaining to the Apocrypha.
2. of doubtful authorship or authenticity.
3. false; spurious.
[1580–90]
a•poc′ry•phal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.apocryphal - being of questionable authenticity
questionable - subject to question; "questionable motives"; "a questionable reputation"; "a fire of questionable origin"
2.apocryphal - of or belonging to the ApocryphaApocryphal - of or belonging to the Apocrypha  

apocryphal

Translations
apokryfinen
apokrifan

apocryphal

[əˈpɒkrɪfəl] ADJapócrifo

apocryphal

[əˈpɒkrɪfəl] adj [story] → apocryphe

apocryphal

adjapokryph; (= of unknown authorship)anonym; this story, which is almost certainly apocryphaldiese Geschichte, die höchstwahrscheinlich jeder Wahrheit entbehrt

apocryphal

[əˈpɒkrɪfəl] adjapocrifo/a
References in classic literature ?
There certainly did not seem any harm in his frequenting the society of ladies, with a gallantry that appeared to be forced and a pleasure that to their critical eyes was certainly apocryphal.
Sam, I think this rather apocryphal,--this miracle.
The marriage was to make no change in their place of residence; they had been able to extend it, by taking to themselves the upper rooms formerly belonging to the apocryphal invisible lodger, and they desired nothing more.
Such and so licentious were the times, as announced by the public declaration of the assembled clergy, recorded by Eadmer; and we need add nothing more to vindicate the probability of the scenes which we have detailed, and are about to detail, upon the more apocryphal authority of the Wardour MS.
What apocryphal, ill-devised incidents, attributing to one saint the miracles of another
I took the liberty of pointing out to my gentleman that the whole business looked apocryphal, and that a man does not, in real life, walk into a cellar door at four in the morning and come out with another man's cheque for close upon a hundred pounds.
Besides all this, he had read his Bible, including the apocryphal books; Poor Richard's Almanac, Taylor's Holy Living and Dying, The Pilgrim's Progress, with Bunyan's Life and Holy War, a great deal of Bailey's Dictionary, Valentine and Orson, and part of a History of Babylon, which Bartle Massey had lent him.
I must not omit to mention another report, also, which I confess is rather apocryphal, of the buccaneer who is supposed to have been drowned, being seen before daybreak, with a lantern in his hand, seated astride of his great sea chest, and sailing through Hell Gate, which just then began to roar and bellow with redoubled fury.
I read among my notes, now, with a new interest, some sentences from an edition of 1621 of the Apocryphal New Testament.
But they are all in this Apocryphal New Testament, and though they have been ruled out of our modern Bible, it is claimed that they were accepted gospel twelve or fifteen centuries ago, and ranked as high in credit as any.
in considering it apocryphal, though Monsignor Capel's judgment of the
This life by Planudes contains, however, so small an amount of truth, and is so full of absurd pictures of the grotesque deformity of Aesop, of wondrous apocryphal stories, of lying legends, and gross anachronisms, that it is now universally condemned as false, puerile, and unauthentic.