(comparative more fictionally, superlative most fictionally)
- In a fictional manner.
fictional + -ly
Variant of fiction
- a making up of imaginary happenings; feigning
- anything made up or imagined, as a statement, story, etc.
- literary narratives, collectively, which portray imaginary characters or events, specif. novels and short stories
- a narrative of this kind
- something accepted as fact for the sake of convenience, although not necessarily true
Origin of fictionMiddle English ficcioun ; from Old French fiction ; from Classical Latin fictio, a making, counterfeiting ; from past participle of fingere, to form, mold: see dough