facetious

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From French facétieux, from Latin facetia (jest, wit), from facetus (witty).

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facetious (comparative more facetious, superlative most facetious)

  1. Treating serious issues with deliberately inappropriate humor; flippant.
    Robbie's joke about Heather's picture was just him being facetious.
  2. Pleasantly humorous, jocular.

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