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Meaning of FACETIOUS

Pronunciation:  fu'seeshus

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  cleverly amusing in tone; "a bantering tone"; "facetious remarks"; "tongue-in-cheek advice"

FACETIOUS is a 9 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: bantering, humorous, humourous, tongue-in-cheek



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Fa*ce"tious\, a. [Cf. F. fac['e]tieux. See
1. Given to wit and good humor; merry; sportive; jocular; as,
   a facetious companion.

2. Characterized by wit and pleasantry; exciting laughter;
   as, a facetious story or reply. -- {Fa*ce"tious*ly}, adv.
   -- {Fa*ce"tious*ness}, n.

Thesaurus Terms
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