not natural, genuine, or spontaneous; forced or artificial: factitious needs created by advertising
Origin of factitiousClassical Latin facticius ; from past participle of facere, do
- Produced artificially rather than by a natural process.
- Lacking authenticity or genuineness; sham: speculators responsible for the factitious value of some stocks.
Origin of factitiousFrom Latin factīcius, from factus, past participle of facere, to make; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more factitious, superlative most factitious)
From Latin factītius (“artificial”), alt form. of factīcius, from facere (“to make, do”).