Definition of "fictitious" []

  • Of, relating to, or characterized by fiction; imaginary. (adjective)
  • Accepted or assumed for the sake of convention: a fictitious belief. (adjective)
  • Adopted or assumed in order to deceive: a fictitious name. (adjective)
  • Not genuinely believed or felt; sham: greeted me with a fictitious enthusiasm. (adjective)
  • Not genuine or authentic; assumed; false (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of fiction; created by the imagination (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "fictitious" in a sentence
  • "Mr. Picard seeks to recover nearly $300 million in what he calls "fictitious profits" and about $700 million in principal that he says Messrs."
  • "In addition to $300 million in what he called "fictitious profits," the trustee is seeking return of their principal invested with Madoff."
  • "He had termed the men "net winners" - Picard charged that over their years of investing they had taken out more money than they had invested with Madoff - and was seeking $300 million in what he called "fictitious profits.""