- Treating serious issues with deliberately inappropriate humour; flippant.
Robbie's joke about Heather's appearance was just him being facetious.
2017 October 2, Jess Cartner-Morle, “Stella McCartney lays waste to disposable fashion in Paris”, in the Guardian:
- Glamour for its own sake is not something I have ever been particularly interested in,” Stella McCartney said backstage after her catwalk show. Which could sound like a facetious statement from a fashion designer who was, at that moment, standing among the marble-slabbed floors, elaborately frescoed ceilings and giant chandeliers of the Palais Garnier opera house, where the show was staged.
- Pleasantly humorous; jocular.
- See also Thesaurus:witty
pleasantly humorous, jocular
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