Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to the Apocrypha.

Part of speech: adjective

Of doubtful authenticity; spurious.

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Usage examples "apocryphal":

  1. He went home in dismal spirits, but later that evening constructed a boyish letter of thanks to the apocryphal Belcher and told him all about- the trout! - "Openings in the Old Trail", Bret Harte.
  2. These letters are most certainly apocryphal. - "Saint Augustin", Louis Bertrand.
  3. Sir Thomas Urquhart, in " Discovery of a Most Exquisite Jewel," published in 1652, gives a biography which is, without doubt, mainly apocryphal. - "The Mystery of Francis Bacon", William T. Smedley.