Sunday, May 07, 2000
Definitions for facetious
- Given to jesting; playfully jocular.
- Amusing; intended to be humorous; not serious.
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Citations for facetious
J. K. Morley was being both serious and facetious when he claimed that "the world's greatest water power is woman's tears."
He was by all odds the liveliest, most genial man in the group--"a most engaging and entertaining companion of a sweet, even and lively temper, full of facetious stories always applied with judgment and introduced apropos."
Origin of facetious
Facetious comes from French facetieux, from Latin facetia, "wit," from facetus, "witty."