Fantastic vs Fictitious - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between fantastic and fictitious
is that fantastic
is fantastic while fictitious
is not real; invented; contrived.
* fantastick (obsolete)
* (l) (obsolete)
* phantastique (archaic)
Existing in or constructed from fantasy; of or relating to fantasy; fanciful.
- He told fantastic stories of dragons and goblins.
- His fantastic post-college plans had all collapsed within a year of graduation.
Not believable; implausible; seemingly only possible in fantasy.
- She had a fantastic view of her own importance that none of her colleagues shared.
- The events were so fantastic that only the tabloids were willing to print them.
Resembling fantasies in irregularity, caprice, or eccentricity; irregular; grotesque.
* T. Gray
- She entered the lab and stood gaping for a good ten minutes at the fantastic machinery at work all around her.
Wonderful; marvelous; excellent; extraordinarily good or great (used especially as an intensifier ).
- There at the foot of yonder nodding beech, / That wreathes its old fantastic roots so high.
- "I had a simply fantastic vacation, and I can't wait to tell you all about it!"
* (based in fantasy rather than reality) fabulous, fantastical
* (extravagantly fanciful and unrealistic) foolish, hare-brained, unrealistic, wild
* (incredibly wonderful) brilliant, fabulous, splendid, super, wonderful
* See also
* (incredibly wonderful) sucktastic
Not real; invented; contrived.
- St. Mary Mead is a fictitious village from the books of Agatha Christie.
* imaginary, invented, contrived, fictive