Incorrect spelling, explanation: the only correct version of this adjective is fictitious. The accumulation of consonants and vowels is due to Latin etymology. This word was previously spelled as ficticious, but nowadays, as we can see, -c letter was replaced by -t letter. Be careful not to leave out any letter in this adjective.
Fictious is not the right form, but fictitious is.
Correct spelling, explanation: the adjective fictitious must be spelled like that due to its etymology. It originates from Latin and its history dates back to the early 17th century. You can’t shorten it to
fictious, because it’s just a misspelling.
Definition of fictitious:
adjective, not real or true
When you were telling me this story, I thought about a fictitious character of this book I’ve read recently.
My mother’s self-esteem is fictitious.
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