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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.facetiousness - playful humorfacetiousness - playful humor        
playfulness, fun - a disposition to find (or make) causes for amusement; "her playfulness surprised me"; "he was fun to be with"


[fəˈsiːʃəsnɪs] Nguasa f, jocosidad f


(fəˈsiːʃəs) adjective
not serious; intended to be funny or humorous. a facetious remark.
faˈcetiously adverb
faˈcetiousness noun
References in classic literature ?
Strickland gave the polite little laugh with which people acknowledge a facetiousness in which they see nothing funny, but did not speak.
Philip thought this answer would cause the boy a certain awkwardness, but Venning was not to be turned from his facetiousness for so little.
Athos did not smile at this little pleasantry which Planchet had aimed at him, in order to try his strength in mundane facetiousness.
The dragoman laughed--not at the facetiousness of the simile, for verily, that guide or that courier or that dragoman never yet lived upon earth who had in him the faintest appreciation of a joke, even though that joke were so broad and so ponderous that if it fell on him it would flatten him out like a postage stamp--the dragoman laughed, and then, emboldened by some thought that was in his brain, no doubt, proceeded to extremities and winked.
On the other hand, along with his ease of expression, he displayed a lightness and facetiousness of thought that delighted her.
You had better be careful how you indulge in such jokes again,' said Nicholas, 'or you may find an allusion to pulling noses rather a dangerous reminder for the subject of your facetiousness.
Oh, I don't know," she smiled, half with facetiousness and half with certainty and pride.
and such facetiousness as was displayed by the married ladies
Confronted with the Hairy Ainus, he had touched a high level of facetiousness.
Despite his facetiousness, Boyd Duncan had little hope.
The proceedings had not yet commenced; and as an inactive crowd is generally disposed to be jocose, this very innocent action was sufficient to awaken their facetiousness.
One is aware of the mood and style in which one is expected to review the Travels, namely a corresponding mock-serious facetiousness.