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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.facetiously - not seriouslyfacetiously - not seriously; "I meant it facetiously"
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Translations
بِطَرافَه، بِفُكاهَه
bodřevtipně
á gamansaman hátt
alaycı bir şekilde

facetiously

[fəˈsiːʃəslɪ] ADVchistosamente
he said facetiouslydijo con mucha guasa
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

facetiously

[fəˈsiːʃəsli] adv [say, describe] → facétieusementface-to-face [ˌfeɪstəˈfeɪs] adj [meeting, talks, interview] → en face à face, en face-à-face
a face-to-face interview → un entretien en face à face, un face-à-face
see also faceface value n
to take sth at face value (= accept unquestioningly) → prendre qch pour argent comptant
to take a statement at face value → prendre une déclaration au pied de la lettre
[coin] → valeur f nominale; [ticket] → valeur f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

facetiously

advwitzelnd; (= mockingly)spöttisch
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

facetiously

[fəˈsiːʃəslɪ] advspiritosamente
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

facetious

(fəˈsiːʃəs) adjective
not serious; intended to be funny or humorous. a facetious remark.
faˈcetiously adverb
faˈcetiousness noun
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
References in classic literature ?
Matters of a much more extraordinary kind are to be the subject of this history, or I should grossly mis-spend my time in writing so voluminous a work; and you, my sagacious friend, might with equal profit and pleasure travel through some pages which certain droll authors have been facetiously pleased to call The History of England .
Suppose, as people facetiously say, you were to tell me.
"Now she's going to accuse everybody!" Emily interposed, addressing herself facetiously to the dog.
'fraid there's no chance for uz' - (facetiously jogging me with his elbow, as well as his companion) - 'ha, ha, ha!
'This is my quarters, is it?' he asked facetiously.
Snodgrass, he did nothing but whisper poetical sentiments into his partner's ear, which made one old gentleman facetiously sly, about partnerships at cards and partnerships for life, and caused the aforesaid old gentleman to make some remarks thereupon, accompanied with divers winks and chuckles, which made the company very merry and the old gentleman's wife especially so.
"Go thither, and if there be none -- well, well," continued Louis XVIII., "make one; that is the usual way, is it not?" and the king laughed facetiously.
He kept him in his own room for the evening and saw him to bed, Raffles all the while amusing himself with the annoyance he was causing this decent and highly prosperous fellow-sinner, an amusement which he facetiously expressed as sympathy with his friend's pleasure in entertaining a man who had been serviceable to him, and who had not had all his earnings.
The lessons of Prodicus, whom he facetiously calls his master, are still running in the mind of Socrates.
I scarcely know where to begin, though I sometimes facetiously place the cause of it all to Charley Furuseth's credit.
Though it was not literally true, as was facetiously charged against him by public unbelievers, that he called aloud to his fellow-creatures: 'Curse your souls and bodies, come here and be blessed!' still his philanthropy was of that gunpowderous sort that the difference between it and animosity was hard to determine.
"Watch out for him, Saxon," Mary warned facetiously. "He's liable to get a crush ou you."