facetious
[ fuh-see-shuhs ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
late 16th century (in the general sense ‘witty, amusing’): from French facétieux, from facétie, from Latin facetia ‘jest’, from facetus ‘witty’
Synonyms
  • clever
  • humorous
  • jocular
  • smart
  • witty
Antonyms
  • formal
  • grave
  • serious
  • unfunny
Definition
joking or jesting often inappropriately
Example
He made a facetious remark over dinner and everyone chuckled except his mother.
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