[fak-shuh s] /ˈfæk ʃəs/
given to ; dissentious:
A factious group was trying to undermine the government.
pertaining to or proceeding from :
given to, producing, or characterized by faction
1530s, from Middle French factieux and directly from Latin factiosus “partisan, seditious, inclined to form parties,” from factionem (see faction).
[fak-tish-uh s] /fækˈtɪʃ əs/ adjective 1. not spontaneous or natural; artificial; contrived: factitious laughter; factitious enthusiasm. 2. made; manufactured: a decoration of factitious flowers and leaves. /fækˈtɪʃəs/ adjective 1. artificial rather than natural: factitious demands created by the mass media 2. not genuine; sham: factitious enthusiasm adj. 1640s, from Latin factitius “artificial,” from factus, past […]
noun, Psychiatry. 1. any of various syndromes, as Münchausen syndrome, characterized by physical or psychological symptoms intentionally produced by a person and under voluntary control. noun any of various mental disorders in which the individual intentionally produces symptoms of illness or feigns illness; see fabricated illness Examples Münchausen syndrome is an example of a factitious […]
- Factitious illness
noun See fabricated illness
[fak-ti-tiv] /ˈfæk tɪ tɪv/ adjective, Grammar. 1. noting or pertaining to verbs that express the idea of making or rendering in a certain way and that take a direct object and an additional word or group of words indicating the result of the process, as made in They made him king. /ˈfæktɪtɪv/ adjective 1. (grammar) […]