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factitious

artificial; contrived: His enthusiastic response was factitious.; made; manufactured: a factitious part
Not to be confused with:
facetious – not to be taken seriously; amusing; humorous; frivolous: I was only being facetious.
fictitious – spurious, fake; fictional; created or assumed with the intention to conceal: a fictitious name; imaginatively produced: a fictitious story

fac·ti·tious

 (făk-tĭsh′əs)
adj.
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.]

fac·ti′tious·ly adv.
fac·ti′tious·ness n.

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]
facˈtitiously adv
facˈtitiousness n

fac•ti•tious

(fækˈtɪʃ əs)

adj.
artificial or contrived; not spontaneous or natural.
[1640–50; < Latin factīcius artificial. See fact, -itious]
fac•ti′tious•ly, adv.
fac•ti′tious•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.factitious - not produced by natural forces; "brokers created a factitious demand for stocks"
artificial, unreal - contrived by art rather than nature; "artificial flowers"; "artificial flavoring"; "an artificial diamond"; "artificial fibers"; "artificial sweeteners"

factitious

adjective
Marked by unnaturalness, pretension, and often a slavish love of fads:
Translations

factitious

[fækˈtɪʃəs] ADJfacticio

factitious

adjkünstlich, unecht; demand for goodshochgespielt

factitious

[fækˈtɪʃəs] adj (frm) → artificiale

fac·ti·tious

a. facticio-a, artificial, no natural.

factitious

adj facticio, simulado, fingido
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As she addresses posterity, Grace lays emphasis on the factitiousness of trial narratives themselves, which, on occasion, and especially if the trial is of a notorious nature, have less to do with a verifiable truth than they do with the narrative skills of the attorneys involved.