Definitions for facetious
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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.
Facetious is defined as a manner or tone of speech that is meant to be amusing or clever, often in a way that is not serious or sincere. It involves making lighthearted, playful remarks or comments that are not intended to be taken seriously.
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
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- 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
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