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apocryphal at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


apocryphal at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj [Date: 1500-1600; Origin: apocrypha 'works not by the claimed writer' (14-21 centuries), from Late Latin, from apocryphus 'secret, not part of the official list of works', from Greek, from apokryptein 'to hide away', from apo- ( APOCALYPSE) + kryptein 'to hide']// an apocryphal story is well-known but probably not true//

apocryphal at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

117 Moby Thesaurus words for "apocryphal":
Albigensian, Arian, Catharist, Donatist, Ebionitist, Erastian,
Gnostic, Jansenist, Jansenistic, Jovinianist, Jovinianistic,
Lollard, Manichaean, Monophysite, Monophysitic, Montanist,
Montanistic, Pelagian, Sabellian, Waldensian, Wyclifite, affected,
antinomian, artificial, assumed, bastard, bogus, brummagem,
colorable, colored, counterfeit, counterfeited, distorted,
doubtful, dressed up, dubious, dummy, emanationist, embellished,
embroidered, erroneous, ersatz, factitious, fake, faked,
fallacious, false, falsified, feigned, fictitious, fictive,
garbled, heretical, heterodox, hylotheist, hylotheistic,
illegitimate, imitation, inaccurate, incorrect, junky,
make-believe, man-made, mock, nonofficial, nonorthodox,
open to question, pantheist, pantheistic, perverted, phony,
pinchbeck, pretended, pseudo, put-on, quasi, queer, questionable,
self-styled, sham, shoddy, simulated, so-called, soi-disant,
spurious, supposititious, synthetic, tin, tinsel, titivated,
twisted, unaccepted, unapproved, unattested, unauthentic,
unauthenticated, unauthoritative, uncanonical, uncertified,
unchecked, unconfirmed, uncorroborated, undemonstrated, ungenuine,
unnatural, unofficial, unorthodox, unproved, unreal, unscriptural,
unsound, untrue, unvalidated, unverified, unwarranted, warped,

apocryphal at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

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Apocryphal at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Apocryphal \A*poc"ry*phal\, a.
1. Pertaining to the Apocrypha.

2. Not canonical. Hence: Of doubtful authority; equivocal;
mythic; fictitious; spurious; false.

The passages . . . are, however, in part from
apocryphal or fictitious works. --Sir G. C.

apocryphal at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adj 1: of questionable authenticity
2: of or belonging to the Apocrypha

apocryphal at English (WD) Of Explained:

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* Inter: a » RP Inter: IPA » /əˈpɒkɹɪfəl/|/əˈpɒkɹəfəl/
  • Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /əˈpɑːkɹɪfəl/|/əˈpɑːkɹəfəl/
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    From Category: w - :Vulgar Latin|Late Latin apocryphus secret, not approved for public reading, from Category: w - :Ancient Greek|Greek apokryphos hidden, obscure, thus (books) of unknown authorship, from apo- away + kryptein to hide. Properly plural (the single would be apocryphon), but commonly treated as a collective singular. Apocryphal of doubtful authenticity is from 1590.


    Inter: en-ad » j

  • Of, or pertaining to, the Apocrypha.
    1. Of doubtful authenticity, or lacking authority; not regarded as canonical.
    2. : Many scholars consider the stories of the monk Teilo to be apocryphal.
    3. Of dubious veracity; of questionable accuracy or truthfulness; anecdotal or in the nature of an urban legend.
    4. : There is an apocryphal tale of a little boy plugging the dike with his finger.

    Inter: quote-Fanny Hill » part=3
    |Charles, already dispos'd by the evidence of his senses to think my pretences to virginity not entirely apocryphal, smothers me with kisses, begs me, in the name of love, to have a little patience, and that he will be as tender of hurting me as he would be of himself.

    Related terms

    Inter: rel-top » |
    • Apocrypha
    • apocryphalist

    Inter: rel-mi » d
  • apocryphally
  • apocryphalness

  • Inter: rel-botto » m


    Inter: trans-top » of doubtful authenticity
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|апокрифен
    • Chinese: 杜撰的
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|apocrief
    • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|apokrifa
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|apokryfinen
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|apocryphe
    • German: Inter: t- » de|unecht
    • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|vafasamur að uppruna|m, Inter: t- » is|vafasamur|m, Inter: t- » is|af vafasömum uppruna, Inter: t- » is|apókrýfur|m

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|apocrifo
  • Japanese: 典拠が疑わしい, うその
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|apócrifo
  • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|apokrifan
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|apócrifo
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|apokryfisk

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » of dubious veracity; urban legend
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|недостоверен, Inter: t+ » bg|съмнителен

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: et » apocryphal
    Translation: fr » apocryphal
    Translation: ko » apocryphal
    Translation: io » apocryphal
    Translation: hu » apocryphal
    Translation: my » apocryphal
    Translation: no » apocryphal
    Translation: ps » apocryphal
    Translation: pl » apocryphal
    Translation: fi » apocryphal
    Translation: ta » apocryphal
    Translation: te » apocryphal
    Translation: vi » apocryphal
    Translation: zh » apocryphal

    Apocryphal at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » apocryphal



    Inter: en-adj » -
  • Of, or relating to the Apocrypha

  • Translation: ps » Apocryphal