What does factitious mean?

Definitions for factitiousfækˈtɪʃ əs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. factitious(adj)

    not produced by natural forces

    "brokers created a factitious demand for stocks"


  1. factitious(Adjective)

    Created by humans, artificial.

  2. factitious(Adjective)

    Counterfeit, fabricated.

  3. Origin: From factitius "artificial", from facere "to make, do".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Factitious(adj)

    made by art, in distinction from what is produced by nature; artificial; sham; formed by, or adapted to, an artificial or conventional, in distinction from a natural, standard or rule; not natural; as, factitious cinnabar or jewels; a factitious taste

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Factitious

    fak-tish′us, adj. made by art, in opposition to what is natural or spontaneous: conventional.—adv. Facti′tiously.—n. Facti′tiousness.—adjs. Fac′titive, causative; Fac′tive (obs.), making. [L. factitiusfacĕre, to make.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of factitious in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of factitious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Emeasoba George:

    Selflessness (unselfishness) is defined as being concerned more with the needs and wishes of others than with one's own. Moreover, it can be defined as having or showing great concern for other people and little or no concern at all for yourself or oneself. Whereas, selfishness is directly opposite of that (selflessness). Now, are you selfless or are you selfish? Anyway, you should be selfless rather than selfish. Because, true love or true leadership is all about being selfless. Contrariwise, untrue love or untrue leadership has to do with selfishness. Besides, whoever that is selfless is true to form (or type) i.e. he or she is being or behaving as expected. But, anyone who is selfish is factitious (not genuine). Nevertheless, do quote me right or better still you can say I said so. ~Emeasoba George

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