He then tried a factitious calcareous water, by adding chalk to his dye bath.
What is this farcical, factitious glamour that will not bear the light of day?
His factitious and absurd device is therefore not bimetallism, but monometallism on a basis of gold.
He was in that state of factitious discontent which belongs to us amiable English.
Hence the recourse to adventitious leverage to push it in, to factitious drill to drive it in, to artificial bribe to lure it in.
In these cases, it is not merely that everything is exaggerated, but everything is factitious.
The furnace in which some kinds of crayons, and especially the factitious blacklead pencils are baked, is represented in fig. 352.
At the next he thought with factitious solemnity: 'Yes, my boy!
There are absolutely no grounds for supposing that the excitement which the death of Edgar caused was factitious.
This appears to me an insoluble question, and probably, even, a factitious one.
1640s, from Latin factitius "artificial," from factus, past participle of facere "do" (source of French faire, Spanish hacer), from PIE root *dhe- "to put, to do" (cf. Sanskrit dadhati "puts, places;" Avestan dadaiti "he puts;" Old Persian ada "he made;" Hittite dai- "to place;" Greek tithenai "to put, set, place;" Lithuanian deti "to put;" Polish dziać się "to be happening;" Russian delat' "to do;" Old High German tuon, German tun, Old Saxon, Old English don "to do;" Old Frisian dua, Old Swedish duon, Gothic gadeths "a doing;" Old Norse dalidun "they did").
factitious fac·ti·tious (fāk-tĭsh'əs)
Produced artificially rather than by a natural process.