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factitious

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of factitious

  1. 1 being such in appearance only and made with or manufactured from usually cheaper materials presumably the statue is of factitious marble, because for that price you're not going to get the real stuff Synonyms of factitious artificial, bogus, dummy, ersatz, imitation, fake, false, faux, imitative, man-made, mimic, mock, pretend, sham, simulated, substitute, syntheticWords Related to factitious cultured, manufactured, process; unauthentic; adulterated, designer, doctored, engineered, fudged, juggled, manipulated, tampered (with); concocted, fabricated; counterfeit, deceptive, forged, fraudulent, misleading, phony (also phoney); affected, brummagem, feigned, pinchbeck, pseudo, spuriousNear Antonyms of factitious authentic, bona fide, legitimate, true; premium, quality, valuable; pure, unadulteratedAntonyms of factitious genuine, natural, real

  2. 2 lacking in natural or spontaneous quality the factitious friendliness shown by the beauty-pageant contestants to one another Synonyms of factitious affected, assumed, bogus, contrived, artificial, fake, false, feigned, forced, mechanical, mock, phony (also phoney), plastic, pretended, pseudo, put-on, sham, simulated, spurious, strained, unnaturalWords Related to factitious automatic, canned, concocted, fabricated, hokey, labored, manufactured, pat, unauthentic, unreal, unrealistic; double-dealing, empty, facile, hollow, hypocritical, insincere, left-handed, mealy, mealymouthed, two-faced, unctuous; exaggerated, histrionic, melodramatic, overacted, overdone, theatrical (also theatric); cute, cutesy, genteel, goody-goody, mincing, overrefined, simpering; conventional, formal, impersonal, inflexible, rigid, stiff, stylized, wooden; artful, calculated, conscious, cultivated, deliberate, premeditated, studiedNear Antonyms of factitious authentic, bona fide, real, realistic, right, true; honest, ingenuous, sincere, unpretending; easy, effortless, smooth; extemporaneous, impromptu, impulsive, instinctive, unconscious, unprompted, unrehearsed, unstudiedAntonyms of factitious artless, genuine, natural, spontaneous, unaffected, uncontrived, unfeigned, unforced

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