Definition

(Adjective) Not genuine, intrinsic, natural, or spontaneous; inauthentic; artificially created or developed; made up for a particular occasion or purpose; arising from custom, habit, or convention.

In Context

“Extreme factitious cases are called Munchausen syndrome, named after a colorful, 18th-century German cavalry officer who was prone to telling extravagant tall tales.”

Robert L. Taylor, Psychological Masquerade: Distinguishing Psychological from Organic Disorders, Third Edition, 2007.