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1. Concocted or fabricated, especially in order to deceive or mislead; make up: a fictitious name; fictitious transactions.
2. Of or relating to the characters, settings, or plots that are created for a work of fiction: a book in which fictitious characters interact with historical figures.

[From Latin fictīcius, from fictus, past participle of fingere, to form; see fiction.]

fic·ti′tious·ly adv.
fic·ti′tious·ness n.
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Adv.1.fictitiously - in a false manner intended to mislead
2.fictitiously - in a fictional manner (created by the imagination)
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[fɪkˈtɪʃəslɪ] advin modo fittizio
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But Pip loved life, and all life's peaceable securities; so that the panic-striking business in which he had somehow unaccountably become entrapped, had most sadly blurred his brightness; though, as ere long will be seen, what was thus temporarily subdued in him, in the end was destined to be luridly illumined by strange wild fires, that fictitiously showed him off to ten times the natural lustre with which in his native Tolland County in Connecticut, he had once enlivened many a fiddler's frolic on the green; and at melodious even-tide, with his gay ha-ha!
There is no need of a separate sentence to explain it; no possibility of impressing it deeper, by that load we too often see of accumulated reflections." 3 An equal amount of praise is due for the consistency with which the characters of the animals, fictitiously introduced, are marked.
At times, certain items are booked and dispatched fictitiously without the knowledge of consignee, inviting repercussions on receiving parcel and its cost payment on post delivery.
Dr Robert Rosenthal of UC Riverside showed that when teachers were told that random groups of students had high or low IQs respectively, students who were given fictitiously high IQ at the beginning of the school year actually scored higher on real IQ tests at the end of the year than students with fictitiously low IQs.
The President, however, cast doubt on the integrity of some doctors for "overcharging" patients and fictitiously treating patients who are already dead.
Flats in the complex, which controversial businessman Marian Koner had built, were to be fictitiously sold and acquired by related firms.
Claimants reacted to this by potentially fictitiously arguing that they had given the Government permission to use their inventions.
looking to subdivide the seized evidence fictitiously. What is seized is
Just as Columbo (fictitiously) respects the monsters he pursues and inevitably traps, I think art can expose the barbarous beliefs of the cultures and times that created it and simultaneously gesture to a greater good that transcends imperfect creators.
She even talks about running away with someone fictitiously to skip her wedding.
She said there had been complaints of people being duped by imposters on social media, as they fictitiously create accounts purporting to be that of a minister or ministry, and use it for their bad acts.
In its response, the party asserted in a statement issued in Abuja on Monday by Kola Ologbondiyan, its National Publicity Secretary, that while the President was fictitiously asserting that the nation's economy had made progress under him and that there is enabling environment for local and foreign investments, hard economic reality shows that not only has the nation become more economically disadvantaged under him, it now ranks as one of the world's poorest.