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Meaning of FICTITIOUS

Pronunciation:  fik'tishus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  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"
  2. [adj]  formed or conceived by the imagination; "a fabricated excuse for his absence"; "a fancied wrong"; "a fictional character"; "used fictitious names"; "a made-up story"
 

FICTITIOUS is a 10 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: assumed, counterfeit, fabricated, false, fancied, fictional, fictive, imitative, invented, made-up, pretended, put on, sham, unreal
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Fic*ti"tious\, a. [L. fictitius. See {Fiction}.]
Feigned; imaginary; not real; fabulous; counterfeit; false;
not genuine; as, fictitious fame.

      The human persons are as fictitious as the airy ones.
                                               --Pope.
-- {Fic*ti"tious*ly}, adv. -- {Fic*ti"tious*ness}, n.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: affected, apocryphal, artificial, assumed, bastard, bogus, brummagem, chimerical, colorable, colored, concocted, cooked-up, counterfeit, counterfeited, created, deceptive, delusive, delusory, dishonest, distorted, dressed up, dummy, embellished, embroidered, ersatz, fabricated, fabulous, factitious, fake, faked, false, falsified, fancied, fanciful, fantasied, fantastic, fashioned, feigned, fictional, fictive, figmental, forged, garbled, hatched, illegitimate, illusory, imaginary, imagined, imitation, improvised, invented, junky, legendary, made, made-up, make-believe, man-made, manufactured, misleading, mock, mythic, mythical, mythicized, mythified, mythological, nonactual, nonfactual, nonrealistic, perverted, phony, pinchbeck, pretended, pseudo, put-on, put-up, quasi, queer, romantic, self-styled, sham, shoddy, simulated, so-called, soi-disant, spurious, supposititious, synthetic, tin, tinsel, titivated, trumped-up, twisted, unauthentic, ungenuine, unnatural, unreal, untrue, warped
 

 

 

 

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