Facetious meaning

fə-sēshəs
Playfully jocular; humorous.

Facetious remarks.

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Joking or trying to be jocular, esp. at an inappropriate time.
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The definition of facetious is a joke made about something serious.

An example of facetious is someone saying that people whose homes have burned down don't have to worry about whether the housekeeper did a good job.

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Treating serious issues with deliberately inappropriate humor; flippant.

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

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Pleasantly humorous, jocular.
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Origin of facetious

  • French facétieux from facétie jest from Latin facētia from facētus witty

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French facétieux, from Latin facetia (“jest, wit”), from facetus (“witty”).

    From Wiktionary