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fictionist

or fic·tion·er

[fik-shuh-nist]
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noun
  1. a writer of fiction; a novelist or short-story writer.
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Origin of fictionist

First recorded in 1820–30; fiction + -ist
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Related Words for fictionist

writer, storyteller, author, fictionist

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Historical Examples of fictionist

  • It really may be numbered among doubts whether it is possible to exaggerate the dangers into which a fictionist may fall.

    Heart

    Martin Farquhar Tupper

  • Both have the specific genius of the fictionist and the common sympathies of human feeling and thought in pre-eminent degree.

    Man And Superman

    George Bernard Shaw

  • She was really far better fitted to be the wife of a fictionist than Imogene.

    An Ocean Tramp

    William McFee

  • Need we say that it recites the ancient saw about William James, the fictionist, and his brother Henry, the psychologist.

    Unicorns

    James Huneker

  • And those close to the 'inside' of the industry say to-day to the fictionist: 'Hold on to your stories.