fiction noun

1 stories that are not true

ADJ. contemporary, modern | classic | light, popular, pulp | literary, serious | crime, detective, historical, romantic, science

VERB + FICTION publish, write | read

PHRASES a work of fiction He has written over 20 works of fiction. | a writer of fiction a well-known writer of crime fiction

2 sth that is not true

ADJ. pure Don't believe what she says?it's pure fiction!

VERB + FICTION keep up, maintain She still tries to maintain the fiction that she is happily married.

PHRASES fact and fiction Fact and fiction became all jumbled up in his report of the robbery.