fictive

adjective fic·tive \ ˈfik-tiv \

Definition of fictive

1 : not genuine : feigned
2 : of, relating to, or capable of imaginative creation
3 : of, relating to, or having the characteristics of fiction : fictional

fictively

adverb

fictiveness

noun

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Origin and Etymology of fictive

borrowed from Medieval Latin fictīvus "imaginative, imaginary," from Latin fictus, past participle of fingere "to mold, fashion, make a likeness of, pretend to be" + -īvus -ive — more at feign


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