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FICTITIOUS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does fictitious mean? 

FICTITIOUS (adjective)
  The adjective FICTITIOUS has 2 senses:

1. formed or conceived by the imagination
2. adopted in order to deceive

  Familiarity information: FICTITIOUS used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FICTITIOUS (adjective)


Sense 1fictitious [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Formed or conceived by the imagination

Synonyms:

fabricated; fancied; fictitious; invented; made-up; fictional

Context examples:

a fabricated excuse for his absence / a fancied wrong / a fictional character / used fictitious names / a made-up story

Similar:

unreal (lacking in reality or substance or genuineness; not corresponding to acknowledged facts or criteria)


Sense 2fictitious [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Adopted in order to deceive

Synonyms:

sham; fictive; pretended; put on; fictitious; assumed; false

Context examples:

an assumed name / an assumed cheerfulness / a fictitious address / fictive sympathy / a pretended interest / a put-on childish voice / sham modesty

Similar:

counterfeit; imitative (not genuine; imitating something superior)


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