Definition of factitious:
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.
- "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.
- "Early Letters of George Wm. Curtis", G. W. Curtis, ed. George Willis Cooke.