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myth

noun uk   /mɪθ/ us  

myth noun (ANCIENT STORY)

B2 [C or U] an ancient story or set of stories, especially explaining the early history of a group of people or about natural events and facts: ancient myths The children enjoyed the stories about the gods and goddesses of Greek and Roman myth. Most societies have their own creation myths.Accounts and storiesSummaries and summarising

myth noun (FALSE IDEA)

C1 [C + that] disapproving a commonly believed but false idea: Statistics disprove the myth that women are worse drivers than men.Lies, lying and hypocrisyDishonest people
(Definition of myth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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