Definition of factitious :
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.
pseudo, anecdotal, unfounded, unreal, dummy, supposed, artificial, imitative, bogus, mechanical, apparently, honest, false, fake, spurious, plastic, mock, phony, seemingly, mimic, doubtful, man-made, sham, strained, synthetic, pretended, substitute, pretend, feigned, contrived, affected, speculative, unnatural, put-on, assumed, ersatz, allegedly, faux, forced, simulated, unsubstantiated, alleged
- My spirits, factitious as they were, never flagged. - "Basil", Wilkie Collins.
- No factitious mirth was this year displayed; it was all natural; and if it did not add to the small sum of happiness of the distressed part of the Parisian community, it must, for a while at least, have made them forget their wretchedness. - "Paris As It Was and As It Is", Francis W. Blagdon.
- It is a young girl who not only does not like " classical" music, but does not even profess to, which I hold to be virtuous in factitious times. - "Early Letters of George Wm. Curtis", G. W. Curtis, ed. George Willis Cooke.