apocryphal: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (u-pok'ru-ful), [key]
— adj.
  1. of doubtful authorship or authenticity.
    1. (cap.) of or pertaining to the Apocrypha.
    2. of doubtful sanction; uncanonical.
  2. false; spurious: He told an apocryphal story about the sword, but the truth was later revealed.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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