Factitious is an adjective. It is used for something that is not spontaneous or natural but artificial like a factitious laughter.
The word Factitious was derived from the Latin word factīcius and was originally used around 1640-1650.
Meanings of Factitious
1. Produced artificially rather than naturally.
2. Lacking authenticity or genuineness.
3. Made or manufactured.
Master’s Tip to Learn Factitious
Factitious sounds fairly close to the word ‘Fictitious’ which means something that is made up or artificial which means the same as Factitious and hence can be used to recall its meaning.
Sentence examples for Factitious:
1. Presumably the statue is of factitious marble, because for that price you’re not going to get the real thing.
2. Observe the factitious friendliness shown by the beauty-pageant contestants to one another.
3. Their marriage ceremony contained entirely of a decoration of factitious flowers and leaves.