factitiously

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From factitious and -ly.

Adverb[edit]

factitiously (comparative more factitiously, superlative most factitiously)

  1. In a factitious manner.
    • 1871, Hardy, Desperate remedies, part 11 chapter 6
      'Well, darling, how are you? I am glad you have come in to see me,' said Miss Aldclyffe. 'You can unlock the bag this morning, child, if you like,' she continued, yawning factitiously.
    • 1878, Hardy, The Return of the Native, book 1 chapter 7
      A true Tartarean dignity sat upon her brow, and not factitiously or with marks of constraint, for it had grown in her with years.