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Borrowed from Middle French fictif.

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fictive (comparative more fictive, superlative most fictive)

  1. Having the characteristics of fiction: fictional.
    • 2014 July 31, Oliver C. Speck, editor, Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained: The Continuation of Metacinema[1], Bloomsbury, →ISBN, page 25:
      Thus Django becomes the carrier of the “public use of one's reason”—the Kantian road to enlightenment given to him by the German “Forty-Eighter” dentist–turned-bounty hunter Dr. “King” Schultz, and represents the fictive, allohistorical beginning of the battle against slavery and racism in the United States.
  2. Resulting from imaginative creation: fanciful or invented.
  3. Being feigned, ingenuine or unreal.

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fictive (plural fictives)

  1. (Internet slang) In claimed cases of dissociative identity disorder: an introject based on a character from a fictional work.
    • 2022, "fictives get so much hate" (Reddit posting by user "lm2t") [2]
      I am constantly scared to text my friends while I front because a lot people were telling me that fictives especially from dsmp/genshin aren't valid. That makes me genuinely sad, I am afraid to receive any form of hate from my friends or even get fakeclaimed.

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  1. feminine singular of fictif