The word “fables” has 2 syllables: fa-bles.

It's pronounced as /ˈfeɪbəlz/.

What is synonym and antonym for fables?

In the thesaurus, “fables” has 19 synonyms and 6 antonyms.

Here are synonyms and antonyms for fables along with examples of usage in sentences.

Synonyms for fables

  • allegories
  • fabrications
  • fantasies
  • fantasy
  • fiction
  • fictions
  • inventions
  • legend
  • legends
  • lies
  • myth
  • myths
  • parable
  • parables
  • phantasies
  • stories
  • tale
  • tales
  • yarn

Antonyms for fables

  • facts
  • non-fiction
  • realities
  • truth
  • truths
  • verities

Meanings of fables

  • noun
    1. A fictitious narrative intended to enforce some useful truth or precept, usually with animals, etc. as characters; an apologue. Prototypically, Aesop's Fables.
    2. Any story told to excite wonder; common talk; the theme of talk.
    3. Fiction; untruth; falsehood.
    4. The plot, story, or connected series of events forming the subject of an epic or dramatic poem.
  • verb
    1. To compose fables; hence, to write or speak fiction; to write or utter what is not true.
    2. To make up; to devise, and speak of, as true or real; to tell of falsely; to recount in the form of a fable.

Example Sentences

  • Aesop's fables have been cherished for centuries, offering timeless lessons through storytelling.
  • The library shelves were filled with books containing enchanting fables from various cultures.
  • During the campfire, the storyteller entertained the children with a series of captivating fables.
  • Teachers often incorporate fables into lesson plans to convey moral values in an engaging manner.
  • The anthology featured a diverse collection of animal-centric fables that appealed to readers of all ages.

On this page you'll find 25 synonyms, antonyms, or another words to fables, such as: allegories, fabrications, facts, fantasies, fantasy, fiction, fictions.

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Related Words


  • deceit
  • fables
  • falsehood
  • fantasies
  • fiction
  • fictions
  • figments
  • forgery
  • inventions
  • lies
  • myth
  • phantasies
  • stories
  • tales
  • untruth

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