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In 2006, a Fermilab newsletter even recounted an only somewhat facetious report of a “coordinated attack” on the facility by a family of raccoons.

Even seemingly facetious Laundrie “stans” acknowledge this grim reality.

I was full of fentanyl—an opioid stronger than heroin—which seemed to embolden my facetious nature.

For example, Preston likes to avoid sounding angry because she has found a friendly—even facetious—tone can defuse tense situations.

This is not by any means a facetious question: Do you think alcohol should also be made illegal?

In recent weeks, McHale has used The Soup to promote Community—with facetious knowingness, of course.

At the club, they were far too facetious; even Randulf rallied him in a disagreeable manner.

The late Bishop used to make a rather facetious remark about this tomb.

You leave me to starve, for all you care; and you grow mighty facetious because I earn my bread.

One facetious sportsman had once made a rule of setting the senior day-room chimney on fire every term.

The manager was facetious—said he was "too thin for the theatre."


On this page you'll find 77 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to facetious, such as: amusing, blithe, null, clever, comic, and comical.

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