fictitious

[ fik-tish-uhs ]
/ fɪkˈtɪʃ əs /

adjective

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.

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Origin of fictitious

1605–15; < Latin fictīcius artificial, equivalent to fict(us) shaped, feigned (see fiction) + -īcius -itious

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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH fictitious

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British Dictionary definitions for fictitiously

fictitious
/ (fɪkˈtɪʃəs) /

adjective

not genuine or authentic; assumed; falseto give a fictitious address
of, related to, or characteristic of fiction; created by the imagination

Derived forms of fictitious

fictitiously, adverbfictitiousness, noun
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