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factitious vs. fictitious
[ fak-tish-uhs ]
- not spontaneous or natural; artificial; contrived: factitious laughter; factitious enthusiasm.
- made; manufactured: a decoration of factitious flowers and leaves.
[ fik-tish-uhs ]
- created, taken, or assumed for the sake of concealment; not genuine; false: fictitious names.
- of, relating to, or consisting of fiction; imaginatively produced or set forth; created by the imagination: a fictitious hero.