What does facetious mean?

Definitions for facetious
fəˈsi ʃəsface·tious

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Princeton's WordNet

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

    cleverly amusing in tone

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

Wiktionary

  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

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Facetious

    fa-sē′shus, adj. witty, humorous, jocose: bawdy—(obs. or arch.) Facete′.—n.pl. Facetiæ (fa-sē′shi-ē), witty or humorous sayings or writings: a bookseller's term for improper books—of all degrees of indecency.—adv. Facē′tiously.—n. Facē′tiousness. [Fr., from L. facētiafacetus, merry, witty.]

How to pronounce facetious?

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How to say facetious in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of facetious in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of facetious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of facetious in a Sentence

  1. Josh Billings:

    The miser and the glutton are two facetious buzzards: one hides his store, and the other stores his hide.

  2. Sydney Smith:

    You must not think me necessarily foolish because I am facetious, nor will I consider you necessarily wise because you are grave.

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