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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Created or formed by the imagination.

Usage examples (35)
  • That fantasy story was purely fictitious.
  • Dealing with injured animals, solving equine problems – sure, I can do that, for real and in fictitious circumstances.
  • In satire we are allowed to see ourselves in fictitious or anonymous constructs of real people (Cretinous van Poopypants, anyone?).
  • UNIDENTIFIED MALE: When you start to name fictitious ... for more
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  • The collector made a "factious" (quarrelsome) remark to the "fatuous" (silly, inane) shopkeeper who tried to sell her a "factitious" (lacking authenticity) antique with a "fictitious" (invented) history.
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