apocryphalness
noun see apocryphal

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Apocryphalness — A*poc ry*phal*ness, n. The quality or state of being apocryphal; doubtfulness of credit or genuineness. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • apocryphalness — noun The state or condition of being apocryphal …   Wiktionary

  • apocryphalness — n. falseness, counterfeit quality …   English contemporary dictionary

  • apocryphalness — …   Useful english dictionary

  • apocryphal — adjective Date: 1590 1. of doubtful authenticity ; spurious 2. often capitalized of or resembling the Apocrypha Synonyms: see fictitious • apocryphally adverb • apocryphalness …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • apocryphal — apocryphally, adv. apocryphalness, n. /euh pok reuh feuhl/, adj. 1. of doubtful authorship or authenticity. 2. Eccles. a. (cap.) of or pertaining to the Apocrypha. b. of doubtful sanction; uncanonical. 3. false; spurious: He told an apocryphal… …   Universalium

  • apocryphal — adjective /əˈpɒkrɪfəl,əˈpɒkrəfəl,əˈpɑːkrɪfəl,əˈpɑːkrəfəl/ a) Of, or pertaining to, the Apocrypha. Many scholars consider the stories of the monk Teilo to be apocryphal. b) Of doubtful authenticity, or lacking authority; not regarded as canonical …   Wiktionary

  • apocryphal — /əˈpɒkrəfəl / (say uh pokruhfuhl) adjective 1. of doubtful authorship or authenticity. 2. false; spurious. 3. fabled; fictitious; mythical. {originally with reference to the Apocrypha, regarded as uncanonical, and then as being of doubtful… …   Australian English dictionary

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