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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Not natural or genuine.

Usage examples (36)
  • The whole speech seemed to be factitious so I could not believe in its content.
  • Brokers created a factitious demand for stocks
  • Adjective : factitious laughter; factitious enthusiasm. ,a decoration of factitious flowers and leaves
  • Munchausen s syndrome is one of group of conditions known as factitious disorders. for more
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  • The collector made a "factious" (quarrelsome) remark to the "fatuous" (silly, inane) shopkeeper who tried to sell her a "factitious" (lacking authenticity) antique with a "fictitious" (invented) history.
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