Fictitious vs Mythical - What's the difference?

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Fictitious is a related term of mythical.


As adjectives the difference between fictitious and mythical

is that fictitious is not real; invented; contrived while mythical is existing in myth.

fictitious

English

Adjective

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

    Synonyms

    * imaginary, invented, contrived, fictive

    mythical

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Existing in myth.
  • (by extension) Not real; false or fabricated.
  • Synonyms

    * mythic * legendary

    Derived terms

    * mythicality * mythicalness

    See also

    * mythological