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”).