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 of fictitiousClassical Latin ficticius from past participle of fingere, to form, devise: see dough
- Concocted or fabricated, especially in order to deceive or mislead; make up: a fictitious name; fictitious transactions.
- Of or relating to the characters, settings, or plots that are created for a work of fiction: a book in which fictitious characters interact with historical figures.
Origin of fictitiousFrom Latin fictīcius from fictus past participle of fingere to form ; see fiction .
AdjectiveSee also: fictional
(comparative more fictitious, superlative most fictitious)