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Pronunciation:  fik'tishus

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\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.
-- {Fic*ti"tious*ly}, adv. -- {Fic*ti"tious*ness}, n.

Thesaurus Terms
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