Fictional and Imaginary


Show Definitions
Fictional adjective – Not real and existing only in the imagination.
Usage example: the events in the horror movie seemed so real to some fans that they could not believe that the whole thing was fictional

Imaginary is a synonym for fictional in fictitious topic. In some cases you can use "Imaginary" instead an adjective "Fictional". popular alternative
Nearby Words: fiction, fictitious, fictionally, fictionalised
Synonyms for Fictional


Show Definitions
Imaginary adjective – Not real and existing only in the imagination.
Usage example: told by the psychologist that it was perfectly normal for their child to have an imaginary friend

Fictional is a synonym for imaginary in unreal topic. You can use "Fictional" instead an adjective "Imaginary", if it concerns topics such as fictitious. popular alternative
Nearby Words: imagination, imaginative
Synonyms for Imaginary

Things that words describes

play fictional play imaginary play
woman fictional woman imaginary woman
people fictional people imaginary people
family fictional family imaginary family
Other nouns: creature, series, show, characters, world, country, game, story, language, book, kingdom, version, brother, town, products, persona, events, stories, creatures, worlds, games, beings, versions.

Both words in one sentence

  • Top-Heavy Guy In the The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh episode "Paw and Order", the fictional/imaginary villain Nasty Jack is a bipedal horse with a massive chest and and arms but really tiny legs.
    Source: Top-Heavy Guy
  • Instead of being a long essay like most books of this kind, it is framed in the model of an imaginary symposium between a group of fictional characters.
  • Video Game / Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number Martin Brown claims he only relishes his imaginary violence, because it's all just a film - only fictional.
Cite this Source
Imaginary and Fictional. (2016). Retrieved 2022, May 26, from
Fictional & Imaginary. N.p., 2016. Web. 26 May. 2022. <>.
Imaginary or Fictional. 2016. Accessed May 26, 2022.

Synonyms for fictional
Share this picture

Synonyms for imaginary
Share this picture

Google Ngram Viewer shows how "fictional" and "imaginary" have occurred on timeline: