- invented as part of a work of fiction: Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective.
- of, like, or characterized by fiction: He used a fictional situation to explain the subject.
Origin of fictional
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Examples from the Web for fictional
The man behind the desk is a fictional character—a ferocious patriot exposing the limits of rigid ideology.The End of Truthiness: Stephen Colbert’s Sublime Finale
December 19, 2014
So why did I think anyone would want to read yet another book, this time a fictional account of the same story?Amanda Knox: A Mother’s Obsession
November 26, 2014
Almost every fictional hero of my childhood has come back to life on the big screen in recent years.Can Tarzan of the Apes Survive in a Post-Colonial World?
November 23, 2014
But what awaited was a joy, a glimpse into the life of the fictional Umbridge.J.K. Rowling Pens the Greatest Horror Story Ever: Dolores Umbridge Was Real
October 31, 2014
Big Kahuna Burger is a fictional chain of Hawaiian-themed fast food burger joints out in Los Angeles dreamed up by Tarantino.The Secrets of ‘Pulp Fiction’: 20 Things You Didn’t Know About the Movie on Its 20th Anniversary
October 19, 2014
While 'Stephen Poore' is a fictional character, he is real enough in some ways.Ballads of a Bohemian
Robert W. Service
Dropping my fictional plans for the time I became the historian.A Daughter of the Middle Border
In turn, these affect the behavior of characters in the fictional world.The Civilization of Illiteracy
The animal, awake, has no fictional escape from the Real because he has no imagination.The Mutiny of the Elsinore
She left him waiting in the hall, while she went to make her fictional enquiries.The Kingdom Round the Corner
Word Origin and History for fictional
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper