[fuh-see-shuh s] /fəˈsi ʃəs/
not meant to be taken seriously or literally:
a facetious remark.
lacking serious intent; concerned with something nonessential, amusing, or frivolous:
a facetious person.
characterized by levity of attitude and love of joking: a facetious person
jocular or amusing, esp at inappropriate times: facetious remarks
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]
[feys-tuh-feys] /ˈfeɪs təˈfeɪs/ adjective 1. with the fronts or faces toward each other, especially when close together. 2. involving close contact or direct opposition: a face-to-face confrontation of adversaries. 3. noting, relating to, or promoting interaction that takes place in person, as opposed to online interaction or electronic communications: face-to-face classrooms. Abbreviation: f2f, F2F. jargon, […]
noun, Anatomy. 1. any of the four projections that link one vertebra of the spine to an adjacent vertebra.
noun 1. a small towel for the face.
[fas-it] /ˈfæs ɪt/ noun 1. one of the small, polished plane surfaces of a cut gem. 2. a similar surface cut on a fragment of rock by the action of water, windblown sand, etc. 3. aspect; phase: They carefully examined every facet of the argument. 4. Architecture. any of the faces of a column cut […]