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Difference between Facetious, Factious and Factitious

Facetious means humorous or flippant.

  • Cathy was being facetious with her stories and meant no harm.

Factious means causing internal dissension or opposition.

  • A factious attitude can hinder any workplace.

Factitious means artificial or unnatural.

  • Speculation caused the factitious value of those stocks.
  • The doctor ruled out malingering or a factitious disorder.