apologue synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms for the term apologue:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. fable, parable, allegory, apologue(noun)

    a short moral story (often with animal characters)

    Synonyms:
    legend, fabrication, allegory, emblem, parable, apologue, fiction, fable

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. apologue

    Fiction is now chiefly used of a prose work in narrative form in which the characters are partly or wholly imaginary, and which is designed to portray human life, with or without a practical lesson; a romance portrays what is picturesque or striking, as a mere fiction may not do; novel is a general name for any continuous fictitious narrative, especially a love-story; fiction and novel are used with little difference of meaning, except that novel characterizes a work in which the emotional element is especially prominent. The moral of the fable is expressed formally; the lesson of the fiction, if any, is inwrought. A fiction is studied; a myth grows up without intent. A legend may be true, but can not be historically verified; a myth has been received as true at some time, but is now known to be false. A fabrication is designed to deceive; it is a less odious word than falsehood, but is really stronger, as a falsehood may be a sudden unpremeditated statement, while a fabrication is a series of statements carefully studied and fitted together in order to deceive; the falsehood is all false; the fabrication may mingle the true with the false. A figment is something imaginary which the one who utters it may or may not believe to be true; we say, "That statement is a figment of his imagination." The story may be either true or false, and covers the various senses of all the words in the group. Apologue, a word simply transferred from Greek into English, is the same as fable. Compare ALLEGORY.

    Synonyms:
    allegory, fable, fabrication, falsehood, fiction, figment, invention, legend, myth, novel, romance, story

    Antonyms:
    certainty, fact, history, literalness, reality, truth, verity

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. apologue(n.)

    Synonyms:
    fable (founded on the supposed action of brutes or of inanimate things), PARABLE, ALLEGORY, tale, story



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