- created, taken, or assumed for the sake of concealment; not genuine; false: fictitious names.
- of, relating to, or consisting of fiction; imaginatively produced or set forth; created by the imagination: a fictitious hero.
Origin of fictitious
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Examples from the Web for fictitiously
Mrs. Chadwicks vehemence had only fictitiously sustained her.Adrienne Toner
Anne Douglas Sedgwick
Ordinary people give the price of one calf, which is fictitiously taken at Rs.
- not genuine or authentic; assumed; falseto give a fictitious address
- of, related to, or characteristic of fiction; created by the imagination
Word Origin and History for fictitiously
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.