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Synonyms for myth
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. myth(noun)

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. myth(n.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. myth(n)

    Synonyms:
    legend, tradition, fable

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "myth":

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

How to pronounce myth?

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How to use myth in a sentence?

  1. John F. Kennedy:

    The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie -- deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Belief in myths allows the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.

  2. Eugène Ionesco:

    There is nothing truer than myth: history, in its attempt to realize myth, distorts it, stops halfway; when history claims to have succeeded, this is nothing but humbug and mystification. Everything we dream is realizable. Reality does not have to be: it is simply what it is.

  3. George Santayana:

    Each religion, by the help of more or less myth which it takes more or less seriously, proposes some method of fortifying the human soul and enabline it to make its peace with its destiny.

  4. House Speaker Paul Ryan:

    It's no surprise that someone named Obama vetoed a bill repealing Obamacare, but here's the thing. The idea that Obamacare is the law of the land for good is a myth. This law will collapse under its own weight, or it will be repealed. Because all those rules and procedures Senate Democrats have used to block us from doing this? That's all history.

  5. Alicia Malone:

    The exciting myth at the center of the story remains -- how fame can be given suddenly and taken away, but this version also speaks to the idea of authenticity. This is a relatable concept in the age of social media, where anyone can create their own perfectly filtered brand and when so many of our music and film stars feel manufactured.

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