fictitiously

fictitious

[fik-tish-uhs]
adjective
1.
created, taken, or assumed for the sake of concealment; not genuine; false: fictitious names.
2.
of, pertaining to, or consisting of fiction; imaginatively produced or set forth; created by the imagination: a fictitious hero.

Origin:
1605–15; < Latin fictīcius artificial, equivalent to fict(us) shaped, feigned (see fiction) + -īcius -itious

fictitiously, adverb
fictitiousness, noun
half-fictitious, adjective
half-fictitiously, adverb
half-fictitiousness, noun
nonfictitious, adjective
nonfictitiously, adverb
nonfictitiousness, noun
quasi-fictitious, adjective
quasi-fictitiously, adverb
semifictitious, adjective
unfictitious, adjective
unfictitiously, adverb

1. facetious, factious, factitious, fictional, fictitious ; 2. factitious, fictional, fictitious, fictive.


1. spurious, fake. 2. fictional.
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fictitious (fɪkˈtɪʃəs)
 
adj
1.  not genuine or authentic; assumed; false: to give a fictitious address
2.  of, related to, or characteristic of fiction; created by the imagination
 
fic'titiously
 
adv
 
fic'titiousness
 
n

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fictitious
1610s, from M.L. fictitus, a misspelling of L. ficticius "artificial, counterfeit," from fictus, pp. of fingere (see fiction).
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