from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or characterized by fiction; imaginary.
- adj. Accepted or assumed for the sake of convention: a fictitious belief.
- adj. Adopted or assumed in order to deceive: a fictitious name.
- adj. Not genuinely believed or felt; sham: greeted me with a fictitious enthusiasm.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Not real; invented; contrived.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Feigned; imaginary; not real; fabulous; counterfeit; false; not genuine.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or consisting of fiction; imaginatively produced or set forth; created by the imagination: as, a fictitious hero; fictitious literature.
- Existing only in imagination; feigned; not true or real: as, a fictitious claim.
- Counterfeit; false; not genuine.
- Assumed as real; taking the place of something real; regarded as genuine.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. adopted in order to deceive
- adj. formed or conceived by the imagination
From Latin fictīcius, from fictus, past participle of fingere, to form; see fiction.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)