fictitious

  • 1 fictitious — fic·ti·tious adj 1: of, relating to, or characteristic of a legal fiction 2: false fic·ti·tious·ly adv fic·ti·tious·ness n Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 fictitious — fictitious, fabulous, legendary, mythical, apocryphal mean having the character of something invented or imagined as opposed to something true or genuine. Fictitious commonly implies fabrication and, therefore, more often suggests artificiality… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 fictitious — [fik tish′əs] adj. [L ficticius < pp. of fingere, to form, devise: see DOUGH] 1. of or like fiction; imaginary 2. not real; pretended; false [fictitious joy] 3. assumed for disguise or deception [a fictitious name] fictitiously adv. SYN …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 Fictitious — Fic*ti tious, a. [L. fictitius. See {Fiction}.] Feigned; imaginary; not real; fabulous; counterfeit; false; not genuine; as, fictitious fame. [1913 Webster] The human persons are as fictitious as the airy ones. Pope. {Fic*ti tious*ly}, adv.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 fictitious — UK US /fɪkˈtɪʃəs/ adjective ► not real: »Executives invented fictitious sales to justify amounts transferred offshore. »Many of the internet customers had been giving fictitious names and addresses …

    Financial and business terms

  • 6 fictitious — 1610s, artificial, counterfeit, from M.L. fictitus, a misspelling of L. ficticius artificial, counterfeit, from fictus feigned, fictitious, false, pp. of fingere (see FICTION (Cf. fiction)). Related: Fictitiously …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 fictitious — [adj] untrue, made up apocryphal, artificial, assumed, bogus*, chimerical, concocted, cooked up*, counterfeit, created, deceptive, delusive, delusory, dishonest, ersatz*, fabricated, factitious, fake, faked, false, fanciful, fantastic, fashioned …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 fictitious — ► ADJECTIVE 1) not real or true, being imaginary or invented. 2) referring to the characters and events found in fiction. DERIVATIVES fictitiously adverb fictitiousness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 fictitious — adjective Etymology: Latin ficticius artificial, feigned, from fictus Date: circa 1633 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of fiction ; imaginary 2. a. conventionally or hypothetically assumed or accepted < a fictitious concept > b. of a name …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 10 fictitious — [[t]fɪktɪ̱ʃəs[/t]] 1) ADJ: usu ADJ n Fictitious is used to describe something that is false or does not exist, although some people claim that it is true or exists. We re interested in the source of these fictitious rumours. Syn: non existent 2)… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 fictitious — fictional, fictitious Fictional means ‘occurring in fiction’, i.e. in a piece of literature, whereas fictitious means ‘invented, unreal; not genuine’. So Oliver Twist is a fictional name when it refers to Dickens s character, and a fictitious… …

    Modern English usage

  • 12 Fictitious — For literary uses see Fiction For Legal uses see legal fiction *Fictitious defendants *Feigned action *Ejectment an action to recover land *John Doe commonly named as a fictitious defendant …

    Wikipedia

  • 13 fictitious — fictitiously, adv. fictitiousness, n. /fik tish euhs/, adj. 1. created, taken, or assumed for the sake of concealment; not genuine; false: fictitious names. 2. of, pertaining to, or consisting of fiction; imaginatively produced or set forth;… …

    Universalium

  • 14 fictitious — adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ His story is wholly fictitious. ADVERB ▪ completely, entirely, purely, totally, wholly …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 15 fictitious — fic|ti|tious [fıkˈtıʃəs] adj [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: ficticius artificial , from fictus; FICTION] not true, or not real ▪ a fictitious address ▪ The author fills this real town with fictitious characters …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 fictitious — fic|ti|tious [ fık tıʃəs ] adjective 1. ) not real or true and used for tricking people: He had registered at the hotel under a fictitious name. 2. ) invented for a book, play, or movie: FICTIONAL: a fictitious character …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 fictitious — adjective invented by someone and not real: a fictitious address | The author fills this real town with fictitious characters …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 fictitious — adjective 1) a fictitious name Syn: false, fake, fabricated, sham; bogus, spurious, assumed, affected, adopted, feigned, invented, made up; informal pretend, phony Ant: genuine …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 19 fictitious — UK [fɪkˈtɪʃəs] / US adjective 1) not real or true and used for tricking people He had registered at the hotel under a fictitious name. 2) invented for a book, play, or film a fictitious character …

    English dictionary

  • 20 fictitious — /fɪkˈtɪʃəs / (say fik tishuhs) adjective 1. counterfeit; false; not genuine: fictitious names. 2. relating to or consisting of fiction; imaginatively produced or set forth; created by the imagination: a fictitious hero. {Latin fictīcius… …

    Australian English dictionary