What is another word for apocryphal?

Pronunciation: [ɐpˈɒkɹɪfə͡l] (IPA)

The word "apocryphal" refers to something that is of doubtful authenticity or origin. When looking for synonyms for this word, you may come across terms like "spurious," "fictitious," "fraudulent," or "untrue." Another word that is often used in place of "apocryphal" is "mythical," which refers to an exaggerated or fictional story that is widely believed to be true. Other synonyms may include "questionable," "noncanonical," or "doubtful." It's important to note that these words may have slightly different connotations, so it's always best to choose the word that best fits the context in which it is being used.

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What are the opposite words for apocryphal?

Apocryphal means doubtful or questionable. The antonyms of this term would be authentic, genuine, real, true, and verified. Authentic refers to something that is verified and confirmed to be genuine. Genuine implies that something is not counterfeit or fake, but rather is exactly what it appears to be. Real means something that is true, verifiable, and existing in reality. True signifies something that is not false or fabricated, but rather corresponds to reality. Verified means to confirm or authenticate the accuracy, authenticity, or truth of something. All of these antonyms describe something that is reliable, credible, and trustworthy, the opposite of apocryphal.

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Usage examples for Apocryphal

A pretty, but probably apocryphal, story is told of his having read the play, before its exhibition, to Caecilius-who however is said to have died in 168 B.C., the year after the death of Ennius-and of the generous admiration manifested by Caecilius.
"The Roman Poets of the Republic"
W. Y. Sellar
The incident, apocryphal perhaps, which led to his mission, is at least interesting.
"In the Border Country"
W. S. (William Shillinglaw) Crockett
No child should be exempted from this examination because of apocryphal theories that only the poor, the slum child, the refractory, or the unclean have defects in breathing.
"Civics and Health"
William H. Allen

Famous quotes with Apocryphal

  • The story about me, apocryphal or not, is that I could sing before I spoke. My parents went into bedroom one day and there I was standing in the crib singing God Bless America.
    Linda Lavin
  • There's no redder rag for our modern, progressive Catholics than a certain religious approach to sex and ranging from suspicion to open condemnation and branded accordingly as Manichean, neo-Platonic, Puritan, etc. Quite unacceptable. And yet in these quite obviously heretical speculations there's a barb which, even at first encounter, penetrated to the depths of my mind as the startling confirmation of something , and this ferment keeps on working - all the time...the idea which one finds in so many apocryphal trends of thought, i.e. that there's definitely with sex in its present form, that is, during this terrestrial aeon - something that is sex in itself, as a whole, but some trait or quality.. Something which does not belong to original human nature, but which owes its actual existence to ; in the same sense unnatural as death is unnatural and yet taken for granted, an inevitable, undeniable factor - in this fallen world.
    Ida Friederike Görres
  • And now, as so often happened, my brain in a fever took over the datum of the dream and enriched and expanded it. Norman Douglas spoke pedantically on behalf of the buggers. `We have this right, you see, to shove it up. On a road to Capri I found a postman who had fallen off his bicycle, you see, unconscious, somewhat concussed. He lay in exactly the right position. I buggered him with athletic swiftness: he would come to and feel none the worse.’ The Home Secretary nodded sympathetically while the rain wept on to him in Old Palace Yard. `I mean, minors. I mean, there’d be little in it for us if you restricted the act to consenting males over, say, eighteen. Boys are so pliable, so exquisitely sodomizable. You do see that, don’t you, old man?’ The Home Secretary nodded as if to say: Of course, old public-school man myself, old boy. I saw a lot of known faces, Pearson, Tyrwit, Lewis, Charlton, James, all most reasonable, claiming the legal right to maul and suck and bugger. I put myself in the gathering and said, also most reasonable, that it was nothing to do with the law: you were still left with the ethics and theology of the thing. What we had a right to desire was love, and nothing hindered that right. Oh nonsense, he’s such a bore. As for theology, isn’t there that apocryphal book of the Bible in which heterosexuality is represented as the primal curse?
    Anthony Burgess

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