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myth

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of myth

  1. 1 a traditional but unfounded story that gives the reason for a current custom, belief, or fact of nature according to an ancient Greek myth, humans acquired fire from Prometheus, a Titan who had stolen it from heaven Synonyms of myth fable, legend, mythos Words Related to myth allegory, parable; fabrication, fantasy (also phantasy), fiction, figment, invention; narrative, saga, story, tale, yarn

  2. 2 the body of customs, beliefs, stories, and sayings associated with a people, thing, or place over the years Davy Crockett evolved from an actual person to one of the great figures of American myth Synonyms of myth legend, legendry, lore, folklore, mythology, mythos, traditionWords Related to myth folklife; information, knowledge, wisdom; anecdote, fable, folktale, old wives' tale, tale, yarn

  3. 3 a false idea or belief the idea that alligators can live in the sewers of New York is just a myth Synonyms of myth delusion, error, falsehood, falsity, hallucination, illusion, misbelief, misconception, fallacy, old wives' tale, untruthWords Related to myth factoid; superstition; fiction, pretense (or pretence); distortion, inaccuracy, misapprehension, miscomprehension, misinterpretation, misjudgment, misperception, misunderstanding; misinformation, misknowledge, misreport, misrepresentation, misstatement; sophism, sophistry; fib, half-truth, lie, story, taleAntonyms of myth truth, verity



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