Definition of Fictitious character
1. Noun. An imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story). "She is the main character in the novel"
Generic synonyms: Imaginary Being, Imaginary Creature
Specialized synonyms: Aladdin, Argonaut, Babar, Beatrice, Beowulf, Bluebeard, Bond, James Bond, Brer Rabbit, Bunyan, Paul Bunyan, John Henry, Cheshire Cat, Chicken Little, Cinderella, Colonel Blimp, Dracula, Don Quixote, El Cid, Fagin, Falstaff, Sir John Falstaff, Father Brown, Faust, Faustus, Frankenstein, Frankenstein, Frankenstein's Monster, Goofy, Gulliver, Hamlet, Captain Horatio Hornblower, Horatio Hornblower, Iago, Commissaire Maigret, Inspector Maigret, Kilroy, King Lear, Lear, Lilliputian, Marlowe, Philip Marlowe, Micawber, Wilkins Micawber, Mother Goose, Mr. Moto, Othello, Pangloss, Pantaloon, Perry Mason, Peter Pan, Pied Piper, Pied Piper Of Hamelin, Pierrot, Pluto, Huck Finn, Huckleberry Finn, Rip Van Winkle, Ruritanian, Tarzan, Tarzan Of The Apes, Tom Sawyer, Uncle Remus, Uncle Tom, Uncle Sam, Holmes, Sherlock Holmes, Simon Legree, Sinbad, Sinbad The Sailor, Snoopy, Ali Baba, Emile, Agonist, Protagonist, Houyhnhnm, Little John, Little Red Riding Hood, Raskolnikov, Rodya Raskolnikov, Robin Hood, Robinson Crusoe, Rumpelstiltskin, Shylock, Tristan, Tristram, Iseult, Isolde, Scaramouch, Scaramouche, Svengali, Sweeney Todd, Todd, Trilby, Walter Mitty, Yahoo, Arthur, King Arthur, Galahad, Sir Galahad, Gawain, Sir Gawain, Guenevere, Guinevere, Lancelot, Sir Lancelot, Merlin
Lexicographical Neighbors of Fictitious Character
Literary usage of Fictitious character
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1910)
"But however general the predisposition to the assumption of fictitious character may be, there is an immeasurable distance betwixt the rude games in which ..."
2. A Treatise on the Law of Agency: Including Not Only a Discussion of the by Floyd Russell Mechem (1914)
"fictitious character of the doctrine.—Two passages from opinions given in a recent case, in the House of Lords,4 may serve to still further emphasize the ..."
3. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1819)
"Come, tell us frankly at once, arc you, or are you not, a fictitious character ?" Hogg chuckled to hear his friend Morris roasted ; " for," quoth he, ..."
4. The Literature of the Georgian Era by William Minto (1895)
"... that the pilgrim was only " a fictitious character introduced for the ... so discreditable a fictitious character as a prematurely jaded voluptuary, ..."
5. The Foundations of Legal Liability: A Presentation of the Theory and by Thomas Atkins Street (1906)
"... to be treated as payable to bearer, only when the fact of the fictitious character of the payee is known to the person making the instrument so payable. ..."
6. Manual of the Art of Fiction: Prepared for the Use of Schools and Colleges by Clayton Meeker Hamilton (1918)
"A great fictitious character must be at once generic and specific; ... and thus get to know a fictitious character more completely in a brief space of time ..."