- The definition of fictitious is made up, whether for a written story, a lie or a tale.
An example of something fictitious is the story of "Little Red Riding Hood."
- of or like fiction; imaginary
- not real; pretended; false: fictitious joy
- assumed for disguise or deception: a fictitious name
Origin: Classical Latin ficticius ; from past participle of fingere, to form, devise: see dough
- fictitiously adverb
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- Of, relating to, or characterized by fiction; imaginary.
- a. Accepted or assumed for the sake of convention: a fictitious belief.b. Adopted or assumed in order to deceive: a fictitious name.
- Not genuinely believed or felt; sham: greeted me with a fictitious enthusiasm.
Origin: From Latin fictīcius, from fictus, past participle of fingere, to form; see fiction.
- fic·tiˈtious·ly adverb
- fic·tiˈtious·ness noun