Synonyms and Antonyms of fable
1 a story intended to teach a basic truth or moral about life <this classic Christmas film is essentially a fable showing how every person's life has meaning and touches the lives of others> Synonyms apologue, allegory, parableRelated Words beast fable, bestiary; morality play; legend, myth, mythology, narrative, tale
2 a traditional but unfounded story that gives the reason for a current custom, belief, or fact of nature <according to an ancient fable the waters of the mountain spring are the tears of a woman weeping for her lost children> Synonyms myth, legend, mythosRelated Words allegory, parable; fabrication, fantasy (also phantasy), fiction, figment, invention; narrative, saga, story, tale, yarn
3 something that is the product of the imagination <the stories of lost cities of gold may have been fables deliberately concocted by Native Americans to dupe the Spanish> Synonyms fiction, fabrication, fantasy (also phantasy), figment, inventionRelated Words anecdote, narrative, novel, story, tale, yarn; fairy tale, falsehood, falsity, fib, lie, mendacity, misrepresentation, prevarication, untruth, whopper; make-believeNear Antonyms actuality, realnessAntonyms fact, materiality, reality
4 a statement known by its maker to be untrue and made in order to deceive <the fables that people tell themselves to rationalize their failures and shortcomings> Synonyms lie, fabrication, fairy tale, falsehood, falsity, fib, mendacity, prevarication, story, tale, taradiddle (or tarradiddle), untruth, whopperRelated Words distortion, exaggeration, half-truth; ambiguity, equivocation, obliquity; defamation, libel, slander; perjury; bluff, fiction, pose, pretense (or pretence); humbug, jive, nonsense; canard, fallacy, misconception, myth; falsification, misinformation, misreport, misrepresentation, misstatement; deceit, deceitfulness, dishonesty, duplicity, fraudulenceNear Antonyms fact, truism, verity; honesty, truthfulness, veracity; authentication, confirmation, substantiation, validation, verificationAntonyms truth
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