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parable

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of parable

  1. a story intended to teach a basic truth or moral about life <the parable in which the repentant sinner is compared to the returning prodigal son who is welcomed home> Synonyms apologue, fable, allegoryRelated Words beast fable, bestiary; morality play; legend, myth, mythology, narrative, tale





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