Monday, 12th May 2014

by Joshua Gaskell

Manufactured, adj.

Pronunciation: /ˌmanjᵿˈfaktʃəd/
Etymology: < manufacture v. + -ed suffix

1. Chiefly depreciative. Of a literary work, a speech, etc.: produced in a mechanical or formulaic way, with little or no creativity, imagination, or originality; (freq.) spec. said of boy-bands.
2. Of a story, statement, etc.: fraudulently invented or produced; deliberately fabricated, false (e.g. the losses incurred by Larkdale LLP in partnership with Icebreaker 2).