factitious

factitious

[fak-tish-uhs]
adjective
1.
not spontaneous or natural; artificial; contrived: factitious laughter; factitious enthusiasm.
2.
made; manufactured: a decoration of factitious flowers and leaves.

Origin:
1640–50; < Latin factīcius made by art, artificial. See fact, -itious

factitiously, adverb
factitiousness, noun
nonfactitious, adjective
nonfactitiously, adverb
nonfactitiousness, noun
overfactitious, adjective

1. facetious, factious, factitious, fictional, fictitious ; 2. factitious, fictional, fictitious, fictive.
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factitious (fækˈtɪʃəs)
 
adj
1.  artificial rather than natural: factitious demands created by the mass media
2.  not genuine; sham: factitious enthusiasm
 
[C17: from Latin factīcius, from facere to make, do]
 
fac'titiously
 
adv
 
fac'titiousness
 
n

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factitious
1640s, from L. factitius "artificial," from factus, pp. of facere "do" (cf. Fr. faire, Sp. hacer), from PIE base *dhe- "to put, to do" (cf. Skt. dadhati "puts, places;" Avestan dadaiti "he puts;" O.Pers. ada "he made;" Hitt. dai- "to place;" Gk. tithenai "to put, set, place;" Lith. deti "to put;" Czech
diti, Pol. dziac', Rus. det' "to hide," delat' "to do;" O.H.G. tuon, Ger. tun, O.S., O.E. don "to do;" O.Fris. dua, O.Swed. duon, Goth. gadeths "a doing;" O.N. dalidun "they did").
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factitious fac·ti·tious (fāk-tĭsh'əs)
adj.
Produced artificially rather than by a natural process.

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