Facetious Fa*ce"tious, a. [Cf. F. fac['e]tieux. See {Faceti[ae]}.] 1. Given to wit and good humor; merry; sportive; jocular; as, a facetious companion. [1913 Webster]

2. Characterized by wit and pleasantry; exciting laughter; as, a facetious story or reply. -- {Fa*ce"tious*ly}, adv. -- {Fa*ce"tious*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • facetiousness — Synonyms and related words: brilliance, cleverness, funniness, humorousness, jocoseness, jocularity, joking, joshing, keen wittedness, keenness, nimble wittedness, pleasantry, pungency, quick wittedness, saltiness, sharpness, smartness, wittiness …   Moby Thesaurus

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