Fantastic vs Fictitious - What's the difference?

fantastic | fictitious |

As adjectives the difference between fantastic and fictitious

is that fantastic is fantastic while fictitious is not real; invented; contrived.



Alternative forms

* fantastick (obsolete) * (l) * (l) (obsolete) * phantastique (archaic)


(en adjective)
  • 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.
    She had a fantastic view of her own importance that none of her colleagues shared.
  • Not believable; implausible; seemingly only possible in fantasy.
  • The events were so fantastic that only the tabloids were willing to print them.
    She entered the lab and stood gaping for a good ten minutes at the fantastic machinery at work all around her.
  • Resembling fantasies in irregularity, caprice, or eccentricity; irregular; grotesque.
  • * T. Gray
  • There at the foot of yonder nodding beech, / That wreathes its old fantastic roots so high.
  • Wonderful; marvelous; excellent; extraordinarily good or great (used especially as an intensifier ).
  • "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

    Derived terms

    * fantastical * fantastically




    (en adjective)
  • Not real; invented; contrived.
  • St. Mary Mead is a fictitious village from the books of Agatha Christie.


    * imaginary, invented, contrived, fictive