Adjective "fictive" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Created by the imagination.
  1. 'A sinful regime passes away, and a New World Order, a fictive New Jerusalem, sort of, is created in its wake, in Mama Day.'
  2. 'It helps to create a fictive space in which this endless journey acquires mythic dimensions.'
  3. 'One is a fictive invention, and the other is a fiction derived from necessity.'
  4. 'Given Bernhard's debt to Dostoyevsky and other twentieth-century monologists, the question is: what is unique about Bernhard's fictive universe?'
  5. 'The fictive guises assumed by these subjects signal the artifice of the ways in which the self is determined, imagined, fashioned, and photographed in an era of colonial domination.'
  6. 'In contrast, Masoch's fictive world is mythical, persuasive, aesthetically oriented, and centered around the idealizing, mystical exaltation of love for the punishing woman.'
  7. 'A gap inevitably opens up between the imaginary casting of an event (the fictive event) and the factual details of that event (the historical chronicle).'
  8. 'The students, who have founded twelve fictive junior communication agencies, will compete to create the best campaign.'
  9. 'Michener called this fictive isle ‘Bali-h'ai’.'
  10. 'The issue of non-disclosure that Williamson raises over Faulkner's disquieting silence is likewise present in one way or another in the racially conflicted lives inhabiting Faulkner's fictive universe.'
  11. 'the obviously fictive genres, poetry, drama and the novel'
  12. 'There will be one paper on each of the fictive genres, each essay 3-5 pages in length, with the library or the Internet backing up your insights.'


1. fictitious; imaginary.

2. pertaining to the creation of fiction: fictive inventiveness.

More examples(as adjective)

"scenes can be fictive."

"rusticities can be fictive."

"roles can be fictive."

"personaes can be fictive."

"personas can be fictive."

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Early 17th century (but rare before the 19th century): from French fictif, -ive or medieval Latin fictivus, from Latin fingere ‘contrive, form’.