[fik-tish-uh s] /fɪkˈtɪʃ əs/

created, taken, or assumed for the sake of concealment; not genuine; false:
fictitious names.
of, relating to, or consisting of ; imaginatively produced or set forth; created by the imagination:
a fictitious hero.
not genuine or authentic; assumed; false: to give a fictitious address
of, related to, or characteristic of fiction; created by the imagination

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.


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