fiction synonyms

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


Princeton's WordNet

  1. fictionnoun

    a literary work based on the imagination and not necessarily on fact

    Synonyms:
    fable, fabrication

  2. fabrication, fiction, fablenoun

    a deliberately false or improbable account

    Synonyms:
    lying, fictionalisation, fabrication, manufacturing, allegory, assembly, legend, parable, prevarication, apologue, fictionalization, fiction, manufacture, fable

Wiktionary

  1. fictionnoun

    Synonyms:
    figment, fabrication

    Antonyms:
    non-fiction, documentary, fact

  2. fictionnoun

    Literary type using invented or imaginative writing, instead of real facts, usually written as prose.

    Synonyms:
    figment, fabrication

    Antonyms:
    documentary, fact, non-fiction

  3. fictionnoun

    Invention.

    Synonyms:
    fabrication, figment

    Antonyms:
    documentary, fact, non-fiction

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. fiction

    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, apologue, fable, fabrication, falsehood, figment, invention, legend, myth, novel, romance, story

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. fictionnoun

    Synonyms:
    invention, fable

  2. fictionnoun

    Synonyms:
    novel, romance, work of fiction, feigned story

  3. fictionnoun

    Synonyms:
    fabrication, figment, falsehood, lie

  4. fictionnoun

    Synonyms:
    fictitious literature

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

feature, imagination, fantasy, novel, sci-fi, pretence, roman, unreal



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