Actual and Fictitious


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Actual adjective – Existing in fact and not merely as a possibility.
Usage example: the actual outcome of the election was quite different from what everybody had expected

Fictitious is an antonym for actual in topics: genuine, real, existing at the present time.
Nearby Words: actualize, actually, actuality, actuation, actualization
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Fictitious adjective – Not real and existing only in the imagination.
Usage example: his wartime exploits turned out to be entirely fictitious, as he had never even been in the military

Actual is an antonym for fictitious in topics: false, untrue.
Nearby Words: fiction, fictional, fictitiously
Antonyms for Fictitious
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person actual person fictitious person
character actual character fictitious character
event actual event fictitious event
name actual name fictitious name
Other nouns: god, series, show, characters, game, story, words, boss, film, killer, movie, names, weapons.

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