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fa·ce·tious

 (fə-sē′shəs)
adj.
Playfully jocular; humorous: facetious remarks.

[French facétieux, from facétie, jest, from Latin facētia, from facētus, witty.]

fa·ce′tious·ly adv.
fa·ce′tious·ness n.

facetious

(fəˈsiːʃəs)
adj
1. characterized by levity of attitude and love of joking: a facetious person.
2. jocular or amusing, esp at inappropriate times: facetious remarks.
[C16: from Old French facetieux, from facetie witty saying; see facetiae]
faˈcetiously adv
faˈcetiousness n

fa•ce•tious

(fəˈsi ʃəs)

adj.
1. not meant to be taken seriously or literally: a facetious remark.
2. amusing; humorous.
3. lacking serious intent: a facetious person.
[1585–95; < Latin facētus clever, witty. See -ious]
fa•ce′tious•ly, adv.
fa•ce′tious•ness, n.

facetious

- Originally meant "having polished or urbane manners," and, along with sequoia, uses all five vowels.
See also related terms for polished.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.facetious - cleverly amusing in tonefacetious - cleverly amusing in tone; "a bantering tone"; "facetious remarks"; "tongue-in-cheek advice"
humorous, humourous - full of or characterized by humor; "humorous stories"; "humorous cartoons"; "in a humorous vein"

facetious

adjective flippant, funny, amusing, witty, merry, humorous, playful, pleasant, frivolous, tongue in cheek, comical, jesting, droll, jocular, waggish, unserious, jocose Are you going to listen or just make facetious remarks?
serious, earnest, grave, genuine, sober, sincere, thoughtful, sedate, lugubrious, pensive, dinkum (Austral & N.Z. informal)

facetious

adjective
Intended to excite laughter or amusement:
Translations
طَريف، فَكِه
лекомисленнепочтителеншеговит
směšnývtipný
epäasiallinen
tréfás
gamansamur
juokaujamaijuokaujamassąmojingaisąmojingumas
jocīgszobgalīgs
grappigspotterig
veselý

facetious

[fəˈsiːʃəs] ADJ [person] → ocurrente, ingenioso; [remark] → jocoso, gracioso
don't be facetiousdeja de decir frivolidades

facetious

[fəˈsiːʃəs] adjfacétieux/euse

facetious

adj remark, speech, tonewitzelnd, spöttisch, mokant; to be facetious (about something) (→ über etw (acc)) → Witze machen, sich (→ über etw (acc)) → mokieren; facetious humourBlödeleien pl; if satire is merely facetiouswenn Satire zur Blödelei wird; I was just being facetiousdas war doch nur ein Witz or so eine Blödelei (inf)

facetious

[fəˈsiːʃəs] adjfaceto/a
don't be facetious → non fare lo spiritoso

facetious

(fəˈsiːʃəs) adjective
not serious; intended to be funny or humorous. a facetious remark.
faˈcetiously adverb
faˈcetiousness noun
References in classic literature ?
With the passionate song of the bullets and the banshee shrieks of shells were mingled loud catcalls and bits of facetious advice concerning places of safety.
When, another time, in all innocence this happened again, he became conscious of it and of its effect upon her; and thereafter, when she grew too wildly wild, too wantonly facetious in her teasing playful love of him, he would thrust his muzzle at her face and make her throw her head back to escape him.
To say the truth, these soporific parts are so many scenes of serious artfully interwoven, in order to contrast and set off the rest; and this is the true meaning of a late facetious writer, who told the public that whenever he was dull they might be assured there was a design in it.
My captain, you must have ere this perceived, respected sir --said the imperturbable godly-looking Bunger, slightly bowing to Ahab -- is apt to be facetious at times; he spins us many clever things of that sort.
He was bored at the vicarage, and when on the last day his uncle put him the usual question in the usual facetious tone:
he asked, turning to Emily, and shaking his finger at her with an air of facetious remonstrance.
An oath or two, cat-calls, jeers and bits of facetious advice were given in reply.
A chance meeting, a service rendered, a happy phrase, a knack of facetious mimicry, and a man's career might be made in a trice.
But, making Oliver cry, Noah attempted to be more facetious still; and in his attempt, did what many sometimes do to this day, when they want to be funny.
So long as their progress was confined to the streets of Bristol, the facetious Bob kept his professional green spectacles on, and conducted himself with becoming steadiness and gravity of demeanour; merely giving utterance to divers verbal witticisms for the exclusive behoof and entertainment of Mr.
The discourse was resumed presently, but it went lame and halting, all possibility of impressiveness being at an end; for even the gravest sentiments were constantly being received with a smothered burst of unholy mirth, under cover of some remote pew-back, as if the poor parson had said a rarely facetious thing.
cried Wemmick, suddenly hitting out at the turnkey in a facetious way, "you're dumb as one of your own keys when you have to do with my principal, you know you are.