Definition of fictive:
fancied, simulated, off-key, imitative, faux, fabricated, counterfeit, synthetic, originative, false, put on, mock, mistaken, creative, fictional, sour, hypothetical, fictitious, fantastical, imitation, fanciful, delusive, pretended, fantastic, invented, real, made-up, fake, sham, imaginary, untrue, assumed.
The primal flush of triumph which had saturated the American's humor on this signal success, proved but fictive and transitory when inquiry of the station attendants educed the information that the two earliest trains to be obtained were the 5: 09 for Dunkerque and the 5: 37 for Ostend.- "The Black Bag", Louis Joseph Vance.
- "A Small Boy and Others", Henry James.
We were to fall as soon as we were at home again to reading the Revue des Deux Mondes- though doubtless again I should speak here, with any emphasis, but for myself; my chin, in Europe, had scarce risen to the level of that publication; but at Newport in Rhode Island, our next following place of sojourn, I speedily shot up so as quite to bend down to it: it took its place therewith as the very headspring of culture, a mainstay in exile, and as opening wide in especial the doors of that fictive portrayal of a society which put a price, for the brooding young reader, on cases, on cadres, in the Revue parlance, already constituted and propitiously lighted.- "Notes of a Son and Brother", Henry James.