Forgery vs Fictitious - What's the difference?

forgery | fictitious |

As a noun forgery

is the act of forging metal into shape.

As an adjective fictitious is

not real; invented; contrived.



  • The act of forging metal into shape.
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  • The act of forging, fabricating, or producing falsely; especially the crime of fraudulently making or altering a writing or signature purporting to be made by another, the false making or material alteration of or addition to a written instrument for the purpose of deceit and fraud.
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  • *:Such a scandal as the prosecution of a brother for forgery —with a verdict of guilty—is a most truly horrible, deplorable, fatal thing. It takes the respectability out of a family perhaps at a critical moment, when the family is just assuming the robes of respectability:it is a black spot which all the soaps ever advertised could never wash off.
  • That which is forged, fabricated, falsely devised or counterfeited.
  • (lb) An invention, creation.
  • Synonyms

    * counterfeit * fake

    Derived terms

    * forger




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


    * imaginary, invented, contrived, fictive