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fictitious

fic·ti·tious

fictitious

 
 
pronunciation:
fIk tI shs
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: intended to deceive; not genuine; imaginary.
He made mention of a fictitious appointment to excuse himself from the meeting.
synonyms:
assumed, concocted, fabricated, invented, manufactured, phony, pretended, put-on
antonyms:
genuine
similar words:
affected, bogus, counterfeit, fake, false, feigned, imaginary, made-up, mythical, pseudo, sham, spurious, supposititious, trumped-up
definition 2: of, relating to, or composed of fiction.
The author says her fictitious characters are not based on anyone she knows.In this fictitious kingdom, there is no rain or snow.
synonyms:
fictional, imaginary
antonyms:
factual
similar words:
fabled, made-up, make-believe, mythical
derivations: fictitiously (adv.), fictitiousness (n.)
Word Parts
The word fictitious contains the following parts:
fac, fic, fec, fact, fect Latin root that means make, do
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This root is also the origin of the suffixes "-fy, -ify, -efy" and "-ification, -efaction".
-itious Latin adjective-forming suffix that means having the nature of, characterized by
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The suffix -itious attaches to Latin roots to form adjectives.