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Synonyms for myth
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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. myth

    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, fiction, figment, invention, legend, novel, romance, story

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. myth

    Synonyms:
    fable, legend, parable, supposition, fiction, allegory, fabulous story, fabrication

    Antonyms:
    fact, history, narrative

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mythnoun

    a traditional story accepted as history; serves to explain the world view of a people

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. mythnoun

    Synonyms:
    fable, invention, allegory, parable, fiction, fabulous story

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. mythnoun

    Synonyms:
    legend, tradition, fable

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "myth":

    mito, mythe, mythology, myths, legend, mythic, mythical, fable

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How to use myth in a sentence?

  1. Stephanie Cho:

    Asian Americans vote. Asian Americans care about the elections here, asian Americans are not a monolith. I think that there was always a myth that Asian Americans care more about what was happening in their home countries than the elections in the US.

  2. AiR:

    As long as we believe the myth, we can never realize the truth.

  3. Organizer Luis Manuel Otero Alcantara:

    I would like... to break with the myth built over 60 years that to do something independent, separate from the state, is the devil, or counterrevolution.

  4. Stuart Duguid:

    Everyone on that Zoom will agree that his tone was all wrong and his sole purpose was to intimidate, really appalling behavior. And this insinuation that Naomi owes her off-court success to the media is a myth — don’t be so self-indulgent.

  5. Ben Ginsberg:

    President Donald Trump should only hope that he takes this case in Pennsylvania up to the Supreme Court, because President Donald Trump will explode the other myth that judges are just going to lay down for him and do his bidding, because they are Republican judges.


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