Definitions for facetiousfəˈsi ʃəs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fa•ce•tiousfəˈsi ʃəs(adj.)

  1. not meant to be taken seriously or literally:

    a facetious remark.

  2. amusing; humorous.

  3. lacking serious intent:

    a facetious person.

Origin of facetious:

1585–95; < L facētus clever, witty. See -ious


Princeton's WordNet

  1. bantering, facetious, tongue-in-cheek(adj)

    cleverly amusing in tone

    "a bantering tone"; "facetious remarks"; "tongue-in-cheek advice"


  1. facetious(Adjective)

    Treating serious issues with deliberately inappropriate humor; flippant.

    Robbie's joke about Heather's picture was just him being facetious.

  2. facetious(Adjective)

    Pleasantly humorous, jocular.

  3. Origin: From facétieux, from facetia, from facetus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Facetious(adj)

    given to wit and good humor; merry; sportive; jocular; as, a facetious companion

  2. Facetious(adj)

    characterized by wit and pleasantry; exciting laughter; as, a facetious story or reply

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


not serious; intended to be funny or humorous

a facetious remark.

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