What does the word factitious mean?

Usage examples for factitious

  1. He was possessed of a factitious ease and self- possession that was almost aggression. – The Strength of Gideon and Other Stories Strength of Gideon; Mammy Peggy's Pride; Viney's Free Papers; The Fruitful Sleeping of The Rev. Elisha Edwards; The Ingrate; The Case of 'Ca'line'; The Finish of Patsy Barnes; One Man's Fortunes; Jim's Probation; U by Paul Laurence Dunbar
  2. It's three parts factitious- literary exercise. – One of Our Conquerors, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  3. Injudicious tempi might be defended with some show of reason inasmuch as a factitious style of delivery has arisen in conformity with them, and to the uninitiated such conformity of style and tempo might appear as a proof that all was right. – On Conducting (Ueber das Dirigiren): A Treatise on Style in the Execution of Classical Music by Richard Wagner (translated by Edward Dannreuther)
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