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Synonyms for fiction
ˈfɪk ʃənfic·tion

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Wiktionary2.0 / 3 votes

  1. fictionnoun

    figment, fabrication

    documentary, fact, non-fiction

  2. fictionnoun

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

    figment, fabrication

    non-fiction, fact, documentary

  3. fictionnoun


    The butler’s account of the crime was pure fiction.

    fabrication, figment

    documentary, fact, non-fiction

English Synonyms and Antonyms3.7 / 3 votes

  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.

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. fiction

    invention, fabrication, creation, figment, fable, falsehood, romance, myth

    fact, truth, verity, reality

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. fictionnoun

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

    fable, fabrication

  2. fabrication, fiction, fablenoun

    a deliberately false or improbable account

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

Editors Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. sardoodledomnoun

    a good part majorly in moving which is morally objectionable

    the avengers series is filled with sardoodledom

    Submitted by fullmoonprofessor on February 7, 2022  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. fictionnoun

    invention, fable

  2. fictionnoun

    novel, romance, work of fiction, feigned story

  3. fictionnoun

    fabrication, figment, falsehood, lie

  4. fictionnoun

    fictitious literature

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "fiction":

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

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  1. Donald Trump:

    I have no idea who these women are, the stories are total fiction. They’re 100 percent made up.

  2. Michael Gilday:

    Everybody has to be in a position to weigh fact from fiction, even our sailors. They're bombarded every day by misinformation -- much of it comes from China and Russia -- on this issue that's getting at our national psyche, i'm trying to get after it in United States Navy.

  3. Tony Martinez:

    What we have is a crisis that's been manufactured through words and it's totally fiction.

  4. Tom Nolan:

    In the absences of a decent time machine, fiction remains the most sturdy vehicle for visiting other eras.

  5. Irving Cohen:

    Truth is shorter than fiction.

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