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Definition of "fictive" [fic•tive]

  • Of, relating to, or able to engage in imaginative invention. (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or being fiction; fictional. (adjective)
  • Not genuine; sham. (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.

Use "fictive" in a sentence
  • "Her novel The Sweetest Dream (2001) is a stand-alone sequel in fictive form."
  • "He described the excited states of the liquid by the motion of certain fictive particles called quasiparticles."
  • "Painting is, in other words, a fictive art, and it is often most shamelessly fictional when masquerading as unembellished Realism."