factitiousness
noun see factitious

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • factitiousness — factitious ► ADJECTIVE ▪ artificial; contrived. DERIVATIVES factitiously adverb factitiousness noun. ORIGIN Latin facticius made by art …   English terms dictionary

  • Factitiousness — Factitious Fac*ti tious, a. [L. factitius, fr. facere to make. See {Fact}, and cf. {Fetich}.] Made by art, in distinction from what is produced by nature; artificial; sham; contrived; formed by, or adapted to, an artificial or conventional, in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • factitiousness — See factitiously. * * * …   Universalium

  • factitiousness — noun The quality of being factitious …   Wiktionary

  • factitiousness — n. artificiality; unnaturalness; falseness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • factitiousness — fac·ti·tious·ness …   English syllables

  • factitiousness — noun ( es) : the quality of being factitious; often : studied quality : artificiality * * * factiˈtiousness noun • • • Main Entry: ↑factitious …   Useful english dictionary

  • factitious — adjective Etymology: Latin facticius, from factus, past participle of facere to make, do more at do Date: 1646 1. produced by humans rather than by natural forces 2. a. formed by or adapted to an artificial or conventional standard b. produced by …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • factitious — factitiously, adv. factitiousness, n. /fak tish euhs/, adj. 1. not spontaneous or natural; artificial; contrived: factitious laughter; factitious enthusiasm. 2. made; manufactured: a decoration of factitious flowers and leaves. [1640 50; < L… …   Universalium

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