fictional fictional  /ˈfɪk ʃə nəl/


  1. (adj) related to or involving literary fiction
  2. (adj) formed or conceived by the imagination



  1. It's another to risk your life at a rodeo to sing the fictional national anthem of Kazakhstan to the tune of The Star-Spangled Banner.
  2. Interwoven are interviews with fictional members of the White House staff, the FBI and the Chicago Police Dept.
  3. In the fictional world of this playlet, everyone got a good scare, but no one got hurt, lost parents, saw dozens of office workers jump a thousand feet rather than burn to death.


  1. History comes alive

    HERNANDO — H.G. Wells' fictional time machine was used to transport him back into history.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: DeSoto Times-Tribune

  2. Fictional Franchise: The 'Mad Men' Edition

    For the latest edition of our series that examines fictional characters and the real people who represent them in Congress, we explore "Mad Men."
    on June 22, 2013     Source: CQ Politics

  3. Movie preview: Mixing true crimes and fictional retribution in ‘The East’

    Movie preview: Mixing true crimes and fictional retribution in ‘The East’ by Sean P. Means The Salt Lake Tribune Published Jun 20, 2013 12:57PM MDT When Zal Batmanglij and Brit Marling wrote the opening scene of their new thriller, “The East,” they knew it would grab the audience’s attention. In the scene, surveillance cameras capture the sight of crude oil oozing from the vents of a well ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Salt Lake Tribune


  1. "It is a recognition that the fictional television couple, Harry and Louise, who became the iconic faces of those who opposed health-care reform in the '90s, desperately need health-care reform in 2009," Obama said in remarks prepared for his...
    on May 10, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Dallas Morning News

  2. Mr Grant said he took action because he was tired of "almost entirely fictional articles about my private life".
    on Apr 27, 2007 By: Hugh Grant Source: BBC News

  3. "Until now, I naively believed that self-destructive doomsday machines were fictional devices found only in James Bond movies," Icahn wrote. "I never believed that anyone would actually create and activate one in real life. I guess I never...
    on Jun 3, 2008 By: Carl Icahn Source: USA Today

Word of the Day
furtive furtive
/ˈfɜr tɪv /