facetiousness


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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.
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"
Translations
طَرافَه
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facetiousness

[fəˈsiːʃəsnɪs] Nguasa f, jocosidad f

facetious

(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.
Secondly: People ashore have indeed some indefinite idea that a whale is an enormous creature of enormous power; but I have ever found that when narrating to them some specific example of this two-fold enormousness, they have significantly complimented me upon my facetiousness; when, I declare upon my soul, I had no more idea of being facetious than Moses, when he wrote the history of the plagues of Egypt.
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. Was it written in joke, too, pray?'
"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!
Glegg, in a tone of angry facetiousness. "You're like a tipsy man as thinks everybody's had too much but himself."
Confronted with the Hairy Ainus, he had touched a high level of facetiousness. And now, as he sat with her listening to the band, he was crooning joyously to himself in accompaniment to the music, without, it would appear, a care in the world.
Despite his facetiousness, Boyd Duncan had little hope.