old wives' tale
Synonyms and Antonyms of old wives' tale
a false idea or belief <the belief that going outside with wet hair will cause you to catch cold is just an old wives' tale> Synonyms delusion, error, falsehood, falsity, hallucination, illusion, misbelief, misconception, myth, fallacy, untruthRelated Words 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 truth, verity
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