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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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For tax purposes it is a fictive sale and these assets will be taxed in Slovakia just as if they were being sold," said tax advisor Janka Farkasova from the Deloitte company, as quoted by the TASR newswire.
Aprentif suis, et ne suis qu'un breslart Qui va suivant pas a pas ce bel art Immytateur de madame Nature, Au vif tirant par fictive pinture.
Examining the fiction of Wendell Berry, Wiebe says that the stories of the Port William membership should be read as parables, as expressions meaningful for their understanding of the human experience of reality despite their self-consciously fictive stance, which is the requisite form for conveying imagination.
Des documents du ministere de l'Interieur classes Top secret ont ete decouverts dans une societe fictive d'exportation de produits alimentaires, sise a l'avenue Habib Bourguiba a Tunis, nous apprend, ce mercredi 9 novembre 2016, le quotidien Al Chourouk, citant d'une source securitaire bien informee.
From BESA repeated that "the roll doesn't have voters which reside outside Macedonia or fictive voters, but only persons who live in Macedonia and have official documents".
For the purposes of this article, we focus on two concepts found either implicitly and explicitly, in the aforementioned interdisciplinary body of work fictive kinship and intersectionality.
18 We have also included the fictive example from our previous commentary which refers to a comparison of clinical efficacy of drug "B" with drug "A" using randomized controlled design.
Analytically separating Black southerners from their migrating cousins, fictive kin, and white counterparts, Robinson demonstrates how place intersects with race, class, gender, and regional identities and differences.
His treatment of the Aeneid is therefore fraught with fama, which affects his interpretation of collective memory and fictive knowledge.
Yes, that was the secret to Huguette's fictive family: money.
They may come from different directions, but they share a dynamic preference for actuality over fictive invention.
I share narration with a poet who lives in the famous Nonsuch House on the bridge, creating fictive characters .