Definitions for facetiousfəˈsi ʃəs

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(5.00 / 1 vote)

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

    cleverly amusing in tone

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

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  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 DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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

  3. Origin: [Cf. F. factieux. See Faceti.]


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