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fictitious

[fik-tish-uh s] /fɪkˈtɪʃ əs/
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
1605-1615
1605-15; < Latin fictīcius artificial, equivalent to fict(us) shaped, feigned (see fiction) + -īcius -itious
Related forms
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
Can be confused
Synonyms
1. spurious, fake. 2. fictional.
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British Dictionary definitions for fictitiously

fictitious

/fɪkˈtɪʃəs/
adjective
1.
not genuine or authentic; assumed; false: to give a fictitious address
2.
of, related to, or characteristic of fiction; created by the imagination
Derived Forms
fictitiously, adverb
fictitiousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for fictitiously

fictitious

adj.

1610s, "artificial, counterfeit," from Medieval Latin fictitus, a misspelling of Latin ficticius "artificial, counterfeit," from fictus "feigned, fictitious, false," past participle of fingere (see fiction). Related: Fictitiously.

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