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factitious (adjective), more factitious, most factitious
1. Pertaining to a contrived and insincere rather than genuine attitude or behavior: Becky gave her friend’s mother a factitious compliment about the lunch she had prepared, although Becky didn’t like it at all!
2. A reference to something that is being communicated in jest or as a joke: Max was being a factitious person when he suggested that he and his friends stay up all night to celebrate his birthday.
3. Lacking authenticity or genuineness; a sham: There are those who are convinced that the idea, or plan, by the President about taxes is a factitious proposal.
4. Etymology: from Latin factitius, "artificial"; from factus, past participle of facere, "to do".
An artificial enthusiasm.
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A phony or fraudulent behavior to impress others.
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