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Pronunciation: [fɪktˈɪʃəs] (IPA)

Fictitious is an adjective that describes something that is not real or not true. There are many synonyms for this word, including imaginary, invented, fabricated, made-up, unreal, false, mythical, and fanciful. These words convey the same meaning as fictitious and can be used interchangeably in most situations. Imaginary refers to something that exists only in the imagination, while fabricated and invented imply that something has been created or made up. False and unreal both suggest that something is not true, while mythical implies that something is based on a myth or legend. Fanciful suggests that something is imaginative but not necessarily realistic.

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What are the opposite words for fictitious?

Fictitious is the adjective used to describe something that is not real or imagined. Antonyms for this word include genuine, authentic, truthful, real, and factual. While fictitious implies that something is invented, the opposite words indicate that it is valid or existing. For instance, when we say that a story or book is fictitious, we mean that it is a work of fiction and not based on facts. On the other hand, we use antonyms like factual or genuine to describe something that is based on facts and not imaginary. Very often, antonyms for fictitious suggest a sense of truth and reality that is absent in the original word.

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Usage examples for Fictitious

And this, because the want it supplies is not fictitious, but as natural and veritable a want as is indicated by hunger or thirst.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St. John, Vol. I"
Marcus Dods
Take the word 'novel,' by which we mean a fictitious story.
"Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia"
Maturin M. Ballou
In some way she found me out, for she is always poking her nose around smelling for sin; and, until I could stand it no longer and finally left her, she was continually asking me for additional particulars of the fictitious incident I had related.
"The Mystery of the Locks"
Edgar Watson Howe

Famous quotes with Fictitious

  • An educated person is one who has learned that information almost always turns out to be at best incomplete and very often false, misleading, fictitious, mendacious - just dead wrong.
    Russell Baker
  • The state is the great fictitious entity by which everyone seeks to live at the expense of everyone else.
    Frederic Bastiat
  • We should seek to cooperate with Europe, not to divide Europe to a fictitious new and a fictitious old.
    Zbigniew Brzezinski
  • Although this is a fictitious story the history is real. You don't want to re-write history but you certainly want to portray events and characters as realistically as you can.
    James D'arcy
  • The spectacle of a great, solvent government paying a fictitious price for gold it did not want and did not need and doing it on purpose to debase the value of its own paper currency was one to astonish the world.
    Garet Garrett

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