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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Widely known but unlikely to be true.

Usage examples (31)
  • The question is what to believe, for much that we have heard about her is almost certainly apocryphal.
  • The original and proper sense of the term apocryphal as applied to the pretended sacred books was early obscured.
  • The term apocryphal in connection with special Gospels must be understood as bearing no more unfavourable an import than
  • And, of course, to label any region–or the literary representation of a region–as legitimate or apocryphal, is best left to the polemicists. for more
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