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  • as inromantic
  • as inmythical
  • as inmythic
  • as inmythologic
  • as inmythological
  • as infanciful
  • as infairy tale

synonyms for fairy-tale

  • adventurous
  • amorous
  • charming
  • colorful
  • corny
  • dreamy
  • erotic
  • exciting
  • exotic
  • fanciful
  • fantastic
  • fascinating
  • glamorous
  • maudlin
  • mysterious
  • nostalgic
  • passionate
  • tender
  • utopian
  • whimsical
  • daring
  • visionary
  • wild
  • bathetic
  • chimerical
  • chivalrous
  • enchanting
  • extravagant
  • fond
  • idyllic
  • impractical
  • lovey-dovey
  • loving
  • mushy
  • picturesque
  • poetic
  • quixotic
  • sloppy
  • soppy
  • starry-eyed
  • syrupy
  • tear-jerking
  • unrealistic
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antonyms for fairy-tale

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  • boring
  • cold
  • cool
  • dull
  • familiar
  • frigid
  • indifferent
  • ordinary
  • plain
  • real
  • repulsive
  • uncaring
  • unenthusiastic
  • unimaginative
  • uninteresting
  • unromantic
  • usual
  • pragmatic
  • realistic
      • serious
      • ordinary
      • grave
      • normal
      • reasonable
      • unromantic
      • unimaginative
      • sincere
      • real
      • usual
      • sensible
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        How to use fairy-tale in a sentence

        Today, those stories are effectively fairy tales — stories we tell ourselves to avoid confronting reality.
        CARING FOR THE ELDERLY HAS NEVER BEEN MORE EXPENSIVE, EXHAUSTING, OR INVISIBLEANNE HELEN PETERSENAUGUST 26, 2021VOX
        For now, it seems like a fairy tale — the idea that Americans could choose to work or not work based on their desire, rather than the threat of starvation.
        THE DEATH OF THE JOBANNA NORTHAUGUST 24, 2021VOX
        We love the idea of debuting this musical — filled with beloved fairy tale characters — at a theater dedicated to the exploration of classic stories reframed for modern audiences.
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        Cialdini, like a character in some ancient fairy tale, has found himself advising both sides of the bargaining table.
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        It is often thought that fairy tales live on because they express unchanging truths about the human condition.
        WHAT THE RISE AND FALL OF THE CINDERELLA FAIRY TALE MEANS FOR REAL WOMEN TODAYCAROL DYHOUSEAPRIL 19, 2021TIME
        When he was going to sleep, he said, she told him the fairy tale that the stars were our guardians, they watched over us and “gave us a sense of goodness, love, compassion, tolerance, and justice.”
        IN DREAMS BEGIN RESPONSIBILITIES: THE BOUNTIFUL LIFE OF VARTAN GREGORIANRICHARD STENGELAPRIL 18, 2021TIME
        It’s hard to believe that anyone could buy this fairy tale, even if the jury sees this as a battle between competing medical experts.
        CHAUVIN’S DESPICABLE DEFENSE: WHAT GAVE GEORGE FLOYD THE RIGHT TO DIE?EUGENE ROBINSONAPRIL 15, 2021WASHINGTON POST
        Through my reading, I discovered the real Gaia, and will never believe in the fairy tale again.
        GAIA, THE SCIENTIST - ISSUE 99: UNIVERSALITYHOPE JAHRENAPRIL 7, 2021NAUTILUS
        The Windsors have long ceased to be a fairy tale unless you mean the kind where the dragon devours all the princes and princesses and refuses to cough them back up.
        BEFORE HARRY AND MEGHAN, THE WINDSOR SISTERS STIRRED THE POT. A NEW BOOK DELVES INTO THEIR STORY.LOUIS BAYARDMARCH 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
        The broadcast allowed her to tell her side of the story with dignity and humanity—providing a stark contrast to the unrelenting and often cruel tabloid coverage of her, and providing a lens that showed cracks in a picture-perfect fairy tale.
        HOW PRINCESS DIANA'S PANORAMA INTERVIEW 25 YEARS AGO PAVED THE WAY FOR MEGHAN AND HARRY'S OPRAH TELL-ALLCADY LANGMARCH 11, 2021TIME
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