Know Your Next Word : facetious

14. facetious :

adjective :

humorous, not serious, clumsily humorous

usage :

  • David was sent to the principal's office for making a facetious remark about the intelligence of the French teacher.

  • Our proposal about shipping our town's garbage to the moon was facetious, but the first selectman took it seriously.

  • a facetious remark

  • a facetious person

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