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apocryphal

adjective uk   /əˈpɒk.rɪ.fəl/  us   /-ˈpɑː.krɪ-/ formal
An apocryphal story is probably not true although it is often told and believed by some people to have happened: an apocryphal story It's a good story but I dare say it's apocryphal.
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