Synonyms of fable in English:


See definition of fable


1‘the fable of the sick lion and the wary fox’


moral tale, parable, apologue, allegory, bestiary

2‘the fables of ancient Greece’


myth, legend, saga, epic, folk tale, folk story, traditional story, tale, story, fairy tale, narrative, romance

folklore, lore, mythology, fantasy, oral history, tradition, folk tradition, old wives' tales

technical mythos, mythus

informal yarn

3‘it's a fable that I have a taste for fancy restaurants’


falsehood, fib, fabrication, deception, made-up story, trumped-up story, fake news, invention, concoction, piece of fiction, fiction, falsification, falsity, fairy story, fairy tale, cock and bull story

lie, untruth, barefaced lie

white lie, little white lie, half-truth, exaggeration, prevarication, departure from the truth, alternative fact

yarn, story, red herring, rumour, myth, flight of fancy, figment of the imagination

pretence, pretext, sham, ruse, wile, trickery, stratagem

informal tall story, tall tale, whopper

British informal porky, pork pie, porky pie

humorous terminological inexactitude

vulgar slang bullshit

NZ Australian vulgar slang bulldust