Definition of fictitious in English:

fictitious

Line breaks: fic|ti¦tious
Pronunciation: /fɪkˈtɪʃəs
 
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adjective

Derivatives

fictitiously

adverb
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  • And there's even evidence that some of them have gotten a degree and then gone to their employer and had their employer pay them back for tuition that they've spent, again, fictitiously.
  • Petrov, who was the commander of a flight in which 500 large packages of cigarettes were fictitiously exported to Greece, was charged with smuggling and held in custody.
  • Now well into its second season, Spooks has managed to attract the kind of attention that is usually reserved for the real life events that it fictitiously depicts.

fictitiousness

noun
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  • ‘There is no such thing as a work of pure factuality,’ writes Janet Malcolm, ‘any more than there is one of pure fictitiousness.’
  • As Hackett feels obliged to point out to the Endons, ‘I am scarcely the outer world’ thus ironically disputing a qualitative difference between different levels of fictitiousness within a work of fiction.
  • While Marvell, Browning, Eliot, etc. had based the genre of lyric around exploring the self-as-structure (its fictitiousness, its layeredness), poets were often being paid well to take the self seriously as an essential whole.

Origin

early 17th century: from Latin ficticius (from fingere 'contrive, form') + -ous (see also -itious2).

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