Factitious meaning

făk-tĭshəs
Lacking authenticity or genuineness; sham.

Speculators responsible for the factitious value of some stocks.

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Not natural, genuine, or spontaneous; forced or artificial.

Factitious needs created by advertising.

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Produced artificially rather than by a natural process.
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Origin of factitious

  • From Latin factīcius from factus past participle of facere to make dhē- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin factītius (“artificial”), alt form. of factīcius, from facere (“to make, do”).

    From Wiktionary