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1. Of, relating to, or created by imaginative invention.
2. Of, relating to, or being fiction; fictional.
3. Relating to or being a kinshiplike relationship among people who are not related by heredity, marriage, or adoption, often involving the use of kinship terms.

fic′tive·ly adv.
fic′tive·ness n.


1. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) of, relating to, or able to create fiction
2. a rare word for fictitious
ˈfictively adv


(ˈfɪk tɪv)

1. fictitious; imaginary.
2. pertaining to the creation of fiction: fictive inventiveness.
fic′tive•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.fictive - adopted in order to deceive; "an assumed name"; "an assumed cheerfulness"; "a fictitious address"; "fictive sympathy"; "a pretended interest"; "a put-on childish voice"; "sham modesty"
counterfeit, imitative - not genuine; imitating something superior; "counterfeit emotion"; "counterfeit money"; "counterfeit works of art"; "a counterfeit prince"
2.fictive - capable of imaginative creation; "fictive talent"
creative, originative - having the ability or power to create; "a creative imagination"


Consisting or suggestive of fiction:
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1) Later, in The Fictive and the Imaginary: Charting Literary Anthropology (1993), Iser explained how the literary text brings "into view the interplay among the fictive, the real, and the imaginary.
The aim of this study is to investigate the perception levels of the messages of didactic fiction texts in fictive context and the student's perception levels of these messages.
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