In recent weeks, McHale has used The Soup to promote Community—with facetious knowingness, of course.
This is not by any means a facetious question: Do you think alcohol should also be made illegal?
I had no business to get facetious--my temper's not so good, either.
I am trying to be facetious, but really the matter worries me a little.
He struggled not quite successfully to be facetious over the pretty, negligible activities of his wife's sex.
Ranulph welcomed the facetious man of law with no little satisfaction.
The boy had a facetious and rather unpleasant face, and was certainly not remarkable for good manners.
“Ay, and to love them too, I suppose,” added Teyma with a facetious sneer.
I even felt all up my back, thinking that perhaps some facetious boy might have transformed me into a walking placard.
The feeble attempt to be facetious to the last utterly failed.
1590s, from French facétieux, from facétie "a joke" (15c.), from Latin facetia "jest, witticism," from facetus "witty, elegant, fine, courteous," of unknown origin, perhaps related to facis "torch."
It implies a desire to be amusing, often intrusive or ill-timed. Related: Facetiously; facetiousness. "Facetiæ in booksellers' catalogues, is, like curious, a euphemism for erotica." [Fowler]