facetiously
adverb see facetious

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • facetiously — facetious ► ADJECTIVE ▪ trivially or inappropriately humorous. DERIVATIVES facetiously adverb facetiousness noun. ORIGIN French facétieux, from Latin facetia jest …   English terms dictionary

  • facetiously — adverb not seriously (Freq. 1) I meant it facetiously • Syn: ↑jokingly, ↑tongue in cheek • Derived from adjective: ↑joking (for: ↑jokingly), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Facetiously — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • facetiously — See facetious. * * * …   Universalium

  • facetiously — adverb /fəˈsiːʃəsli/ a) In a facetious or flippant manner; in a manner that treats serious issues with deliberately inappropriate humor b) In a pleasantly humorous or playful fashion. Syn: flipp …   Wiktionary

  • facetiously — adv. humorously, in an amusing manner …   English contemporary dictionary

  • facetiously — fa·ce·tious·ly …   English syllables

  • facetiously — See: facetious …   English dictionary

  • facetious — facetiously, adv. facetiousness, n. /feuh see sheuhs/, adj. 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… …   Universalium

  • jokingly — adverb 1. not seriously I meant it facetiously • Syn: ↑facetiously, ↑tongue in cheek • Derived from adjective: ↑joking, ↑facetious (for: ↑facetiously) …   Useful english dictionary

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