1. created, taken, or assumed for the sake of concealment; not genuine; false: fictitious names.
  2. of, relating to, or consisting of fiction; imaginatively produced or set forth; created by the imagination: a fictitious hero.


  1. not genuine or authentic; assumed; falseto give a fictitious address
  2. of, related to, or characteristic of fiction; created by the imagination

1610s, “artificial, counterfeit,” from Medieval Latin fictitus, a misspelling of Latin ficticius “artificial, counterfeit,” from fictus “feigned, fictitious, false,” past participle of fingere (see fiction). Related: Fictitiously.

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