What is another word for parable?

158 synonyms found


[ pˈaɹəbə͡l], [ pˈaɹəbə‍l], [ p_ˈa_ɹ_ə_b_əl]

A parable is a short story or anecdote that conveys a moral lesson. Synonyms for parable include fable, allegory, myth, tale, story, anecdote, and metaphor. Fables often involve animals or inanimate objects that convey a lesson about human behavior, while allegories use characters and settings to represent abstract concepts such as virtues or vices. Myths typically involve gods or supernatural powers and explain natural phenomena. Tales are similar to fables but may not necessarily convey a moral lesson. Anecdotes are short personal stories that illustrate a point, while metaphors use analogies to describe something using a different concept.

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  • hyponyms for parable (as nouns)

What are the opposite words for parable?

Antonyms for the word "parable" include real, factual, literal, nonfiction, and truth. While a parable is a fictitious story used to teach a moral lesson or convey a spiritual message, antonyms take on the opposite approach by describing events, facts, and literal accounts. The antonyms of parable encompass a world outside of imagination, and they are typically based on evidence, knowledge, and logic. In contrast, a parable speaks to the heart and spirit, imparting wisdom and spiritual truths through fictional characters and situations. Both parables and antonyms have their place in communication and learning, depending on the situation and message one wishes to convey.

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Usage examples for Parable

This parable spake Jesus unto them; but they understood not what things they were which He spake unto them.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St. John, Vol. I"
Marcus Dods
Find out what that parable means, Mary.
"The Maid of Maiden Lane"
Amelia E. Barr
It was induced, Mr. Browning tells us, by a picturesque little incident which set his thoughts vibrating to the impressions of the word "March": and supplies a parable for their instinctive flight into a discredited and forgotten past.
"A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.)"
Mrs. Sutherland Orr

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