Facetious



[fuh-see-shuh s] /fəˈsi ʃəs/

adjective
1.
not meant to be taken seriously or literally:
a facetious remark.
2.
amusing; humorous.
3.
lacking serious intent; concerned with something nonessential, amusing, or frivolous:
a facetious person.
/fəˈsiːʃəs/
adjective
1.
characterized by levity of attitude and love of joking: a facetious person
2.
jocular or amusing, esp at inappropriate times: facetious remarks
adj.

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]

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