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1. Produced artificially rather than by a natural process.
2. Lacking authenticity or genuineness; sham: speculators responsible for the factitious value of some stocks.
[From Latin factīcius, from factus, past participle of facere, to make; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.]
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]
artificial or contrived; not spontaneous or natural.
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|Adj.||1.||factitious - not produced by natural forces; "brokers created a factitious demand for stocks"|