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legendary

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of legendary

  1. based on, described in, or being a myth the unicorn is a legendary creature Synonyms of legendary fabled, fabulous, mythicalWords Related to legendary famed, romanticized, storied; chimerical (also chimeric), fabricated, fantastic (also fantastical), fictional, fictitious; fanciful, imaginary, imagined, invented, made-up, make-believe, pretend, unreal; allegorical, mythological (also mythologic); semilegendaryNear Antonyms of legendary actual, existent, real, real-world; historical; factual, true; attested, authenticated, confirmed, established, proven, substantiated, validated, verified; authentic, bona fide, genuine, real-life

Synonym Discussion of legendary

fictitious, fabulous, legendary, mythical, apocryphal mean having the nature of something imagined or invented. fictitious implies fabrication and suggests artificiality or contrivance more than deliberate falsification or deception.
    • fictitious characters
fabulous stresses the marvelous or incredible character of something without necessarily implying impossibility or actual nonexistence.
    • a land of fabulous riches
legendary suggests the elaboration of invented details and distortion of historical facts produced by popular tradition.
    • the legendary exploits of Davy Crockett
mythical implies a purely fanciful explanation of facts or the creation of beings and events out of the imagination.
    • mythical creatures
apocryphal implies an unknown or dubious source or origin or may imply that the thing itself is dubious or inaccurate.
    • a book that repeats many apocryphal stories


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