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Definitions for fictitious
fɪkˈtɪʃ əsfic·ti·tious

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fabricated, fancied, fictional, fictitiousadjective

    formed or conceived by the imagination

    "a fabricated excuse for his absence"; "a fancied wrong"; "a fictional character"

  2. assumed, false, fictitious, fictive, pretended, put on, shamadjective

    adopted in order to deceive

    "an assumed name"; "an assumed cheerfulness"; "a fictitious address"; "fictive sympathy"; "a pretended interest"; "a put-on childish voice"; "sham modesty"


  1. fictitiousadjective

    Not real; invented; contrived.

    St. Mary Mead is a fictitious village from the books of Agatha Christie.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. FICTITIOUSadjective

    Etymology: fictitius, Latin.

    Draw him strictly so,
    That all who view the piece may know
    He needs no trappings of fictitious fame. Dryden.

    The human persons are as fictitious as the airy ones; and Belinda resembles you in nothing but in beauty. Alexander Pope.

    John Milton, sensible of this defect in the subject of his poem, brought into it two characters of a shadowy and fictitious nature, in the persons of sin and death, by which means he has interwoven in his fable a very beautiful allegory. Joseph Addison, Spect.


  1. fictitious

    Fictitious refers to something that is invented or imagined, and not real or true. It may apply to stories, characters, data, or objects that are fabricated, false or deceptive.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fictitiousadjective

    feigned; imaginary; not real; fabulous; counterfeit; false; not genuine; as, fictitious fame

  2. Etymology: [L. fictitius. See Fiction.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fictitious in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fictitious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of fictitious in a Sentence

  1. Clyde Parry:

    What if it were your family member that needed the services and the closest officer to your emergency was tied up on his fictitious call? The Coral Springs Police Department takes this seriously. I'm personally offended by the waste of our resources.

  2. Clyde Parry:

    Jason Cid did this in the hopes of showing how overly aggressive police officers are when they respond to these calls. As you can see from the video, my officers responded and were polite and professional as they investigated the fictitious situation that was created by Jason Cid and his accomplices. Jason Cid hoped to show you out of control cops harassing three young men. But what they got were courteous, polite and professional law enforcement officers who investigated the suspicious activity that they themselves created.

  3. The FBI:

    He allegedly oversaw and approved their political and electoral interference operations in the United States which included the purchase of American computer server space, the creation of hundreds of fictitious online personas, and the use of stolen identities of persons from the United States, these actions were allegedly taken to reach significant numbers of Americans for the purposes of interfering with the United States political system, including the 2016 Presidential Election.

  4. Yaakov Menken:

    Repeatedly accusing the Jewish state of Israel of ‘genocide,' ‘apartheid,' and other fictitious crimes while praising China, a country that is putting Muslims in internment camps, indicates an irrational hatred of Jews and not a concern for human rights, with regards to Jews, diversity heads seem to share much in common with grand wizards of the Ku Klux Klan, and it is clear that the entire field needs to be reevaluated before more Jewish students are placed at unnecessary risk.

  5. Werner Patzelt:

    They claim that Germany is still an occupied country under US control, or a business enterprise registered in Frankfurt, from such fictitious ‘facts’ they derive both a ‘right’ not to pay taxes and penalties, or to establish ‘provisional political authorities.’.

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