fictitious

Fictitious means made up, or imaginary. No matter how real Scarlett O'Hara might seem in "Gone With the Wind," she's a fictitious character invented by author Margaret Mitchell.

When you look at the word fictitious, you'll probably notice that it bears a striking resemblance to fiction — which is an imaginary story about people and events that are made up for the purpose of entertaining readers. Fictitious can also be used to mean "trick or deceive." A thief assumes a fictitious name to hide his real identity and evade capture.

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: fictitious

1
adj
formed or conceived by the imagination
2
adj
adopted in order to deceive
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: fictitious
1

adj formed or conceived by the imagination

Synonyms:
fabricated, fancied, fictional
unreal
lacking in reality or substance or genuineness; not corresponding to acknowledged facts or criteria
2

adj adopted in order to deceive

“a fictitious address”
Synonyms:
assumed, false, fictive, pretended, put on, sham
counterfeit, imitative
not genuine; imitating something superior
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