Definitions for facetious
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word facetious.
bantering, facetious, tongue-in-cheekadjective
cleverly amusing in tone
"a bantering tone"; "facetious remarks"; "tongue-in-cheek advice"
Treating serious issues with deliberately inappropriate humor; flippant.
Robbie's joke about Heather's picture was just him being facetious.
Pleasantly humorous, jocular.
Etymology: From facétieux, from facetia, from facetus.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Gay; cheerful; lively; merry; witty. It is used both of persons and sentiments.
Etymology: facetieux, French; facetiæ, Lat.
Socrates, informed of some derogating speeches used of him behind his back, made this facetious reply, Let him beat me too when I am absent. Government of the Tongue, s. 6.
given to wit and good humor; merry; sportive; jocular; as, a facetious companion
characterized by wit and pleasantry; exciting laughter; as, a facetious story or reply
Etymology: [Cf. F. factieux. See Faceti.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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. facētia—facetus, merry, witty.]
The numerical value of facetious in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of facetious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Popularity rank by frequency of use
Translations for facetious
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- забавен, закачлив, шеговитBulgarian
- lustig, sp, witzig, spaßig, spöttelnd, sarkastisch, spöttisch, humorvollGerman
- faceto, chistosoSpanish
- hyväntuulinen, vitsikäs, leikillinen, epäasiallinenFinnish
- tréfálkozó, tréfásHungarian
- spaugsamur, gamansamurIcelandic
- spotterig, grappig, spottendDutch
- шуточный, шутливый, забавныйRussian
- khôi hàiVietnamese
Get even more translations for facetious »
Find a translation for the facetious definition in other languages:
Select another language:
- - Select -
- 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
- 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
- Español (Spanish)
- Esperanto (Esperanto)
- 日本語 (Japanese)
- Português (Portuguese)
- Deutsch (German)
- العربية (Arabic)
- Français (French)
- Русский (Russian)
- ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
- 한국어 (Korean)
- עברית (Hebrew)
- Gaeilge (Irish)
- Українська (Ukrainian)
- اردو (Urdu)
- Magyar (Hungarian)
- मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
- Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Italiano (Italian)
- தமிழ் (Tamil)
- Türkçe (Turkish)
- తెలుగు (Telugu)
- ภาษาไทย (Thai)
- Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
- Čeština (Czech)
- Polski (Polish)
- Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Românește (Romanian)
- Nederlands (Dutch)
- Ελληνικά (Greek)
- Latinum (Latin)
- Svenska (Swedish)
- Dansk (Danish)
- Suomi (Finnish)
- فارسی (Persian)
- ייִדיש (Yiddish)
- հայերեն (Armenian)
- Norsk (Norwegian)
- English (English)
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Discuss these facetious definitions with the community:
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"facetious." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 17 Aug. 2022. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/facetious>.