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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:

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

How to pronounce myth?

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Veena
Veena
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How to use myth in a sentence?

  1. John Fitzgerald Kennedy:

    The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie--deliberate, contrived and dishonest--but the myth--persistant, persuasive and unrealistic.

  2. Med Jones:

    The pursuit of happiness" is an American myth. The ideologies and governments of this century that promised happiness, have left people with more material possessions, but less psychological well-being. Many of the citizens are emotionally bankrupt and unhappy. The demands of life in our current socioeconomic system require that we keep running and running with little or no breaks....Like their parents, most of the young professionals will drift through life racing for the "American Dream", going through very expensive trial-and-error lessons and struggling to achieve happiness and fulfillment.

  3. Professor Howe:

    Ptolemy and his heirs worked diligently to ensure that Alexanders city became even greater, both in myth and reality.

  4. AiR Atman in Ravi:

    Miserable are those who Believe in the Myth. Blissful are those who Realize the Truth.

  5. Brian Pacheco:

    For starters, a common myth is that domestic violence is only physical. It can also be verbal, emotional, financial and sexual. For abusers, often times they are well-respected and admired in public but abusive behind closed doors. or one moment they may be incredible loving and caring to their partner and abusive the next. Some refer to this as the Jekyll and Hyde effect, not knowing which personality you will get.


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