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Below you will find the definition of facetious, followed by 39 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - cleverly amusing in tone
EXAMPLES - Facetious in a Sentence
- Do you even know what "facetious" means, Jaden Smith? (source)
- Not sure whether you're facetious, ignorant or confused. (source)
- And maybe he isn't -- literally, I'm not being facetious. (source)
- (I was being facetious, by the way, Mark.) Anon321 (Quote) (source)
- You say that kind of facetious-like, but it really is true. (source)
- "White," called a facetious member, but White did not notice. (source)
- I was being kind of facetious calling it fun, but you're right. (source)
- Way to take a facetious comment and blow it way out of proportion. (source)
- Only people who have to look up the word "facetious" think it does. (source)
- The first time I ever heard the word facetious was on a Simpsons episode. (source)
- Instead of thanking me for my wisdom (being facetious here), they were angry. (source)
- This might seem facetious or rhetorical, but it's a very serious, core question. (source)
- I don't write this to be facetious or to undervalue the claims of the 99 percent. (source)
- I like the word facetious too, Zoom, because I associate it with a very funny story. (source)
- Nothing 'facetious' about it: 48 advance to National Spelling Bee semis; winner crowned (source)
- Instead, the crowd began sarcastically to cheer him on and showered him with facetious advice. (source)
- Pleasantry without pungent seasoning may be seen in those "facetious" verbal conceits which our (source)
- I'm sort of facetious here, but I do think that with men, you know, you're allowed to be sort of expansionary. (source)
- With great outward show of rebellion, half genuine, half facetious, he made several tentative scrapes with the razor. (source)
- Turkish, and distinguished only by italics, three "facetious" tales which, as usual, are some of the best in the book. (source)
- It was a mean, small name, with a kind of facetious twist, she thought about its end like the upward curve of a pugdog's tail. (source)
- It was a mean, small name, with a kind of facetious twist, she thought, about its end like the upward curve of a pugdog's tail. (source)
- As the days passed, the steward took facetious occasions, when he had drunk five quarts of his daily allowance, to shift his and (source)
- However, I can't see why Cusk should link it with "breezy complacency", unless she's somehow bringing "facetious" into the mix too. (source)
- She smiled her way through "facetious" and didn't hesitate as she worked her way through "hemerocallis" - another word for a day lily. (source)
- Colonel Van Gilbert was subtly facetious in his introduction of the social reformer and member of the working class, and the audience smiled. (source)
- Only people who have to look up the word "facetious" think it does. untaken_name: Seriously - facetiousness doesn't necessarily equal trolling. (source)
- Josh demands, now towering over the accused, the intensity of his voice an ambiguous product of both facetious exaggeration and genuine concern. (source)
- My comment about "the writing being the best part" of the film is entirely facetious because obviously the writing is the WORST part of the film. (source)
- When he suggested this, under a facetious show, Tom proclaimed that when he made his pile he would build a liquor cabinet in every living room of his house. (source)
- "You must grow your hair for the marriage knot," Yunsan warned me one day, with the ghost of a twinkle in his austere eyes, more nearly facetious and human than I had ever beheld him. (source)
- DEVONPORT wouldn't; "this being the kind of facetious thing we are all saying just now, and something facetious being in this particular house always, for some reason or other, expected of me. (source)
- This only somewhat facetious refrain was proffered on a day when Trump had said something particularly insane, by a friend of my parents who attended school with The Donald when they were just boys. (source)
- But my point is that it has the virtue at least of being informed, and Swope was being facetious when he claimed to ignore facts: what made opinions interesting was precisely their grasp of the facts. (source)
- But this is what I call the facetious riddle invented by you: the demigods or spirits are gods, and you say first that I do not believe in gods, and then again that I do believe in gods; that is, if I believe in demigods. (source)
- He had meant to be a little facetious about the Greek words; but it was the slowly prepared and rather exasperating facetiousness of an ageing man, and he had dropped it listlessly, as though he himself had perceived this. (source)
- Booker's appearance on O'Brien's show culminated a facetious feud that began Sept. 23 with O'Brien joking that Booker's new health care program consisted of a bus ticket out of Newark, which is just west of New York City and is often scarred by violence. (source)
- He complained of a buzzing in the ears and even temporary deafness, which terrified a "socialist" like him, the friendliest man on earth (it was Cora's companion, the blameless but dim Mrs. Ruedy, who had worked up this very special, facetious, meaning of socialist). (source)
- This provided too good an opportunity for the wits of the town to miss, and they promptly renamed the house as the Goose and Gridiron, which recalls the facetious landlord who, on gaining possession of premises once used as a music-house, chose for his sign a goose stroking the bars of a gridiron and inscribed beneath, "The Swan and Harp." (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 39 example sentences provided below is 64.0, which suggests that "facetious" is a standard word that is understood by individuals with a high school diploma or degree, and can be found in news articles, books, magazines and other places.
We have 45 synonyms for facetious.
amusing, blithe, capering, clever, comic, comical, droll, dry, fanciful, farcical, flip, flippant, frivolous, funny, gay, humorous, indecorous, ironic, irreverent, jesting, jocose, jocular, joking, joshing, laughable, ludicrous, merry, not serious, playful, pleasant, pulling one's leg, punning, putting one on, ridiculous, salty, sarcastic, satirical, smart, sportive, sprightly, waggish, whimsical, wisecracking, witty, wry
We have 4 antonyms for facetious.
formal, grave, serious, unfunny
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of facetious from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Playfully jocular; humorous: facetious remarks.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) Treating serious issues with deliberately inappropriate humor; flippant.
- (adjective) Pleasantly humorous, jocular.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Given to wit and good humor; merry; sportive; jocular.
- (adjective) Characterized by wit and pleasantry; exciting laughter.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Sportive; jocular, without lack of dignity; abounding in fun: as, a facetious companion.
- (None) Full of pleasantry; playful, but not undignified; exciting laughter: as, a facetious story.
- (None) Synonyms Merry, Jovial, etc. (see jolly); jocose, humorous, funny, droll, comical.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) cleverly amusing in tone