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synonyms for facetious

  • amusing
  • blithe
  • clever
  • comic
  • comical
  • droll
  • dry
  • fanciful
  • farcical
  • flip
  • flippant
  • frivolous
  • funny
  • gay
  • humorous
  • indecorous
  • ironic
  • irreverent
  • jesting
  • jocose
  • jocular
  • joking
  • joshing
  • laughable
  • ludicrous
  • merry
  • not serious
  • playful
  • pleasant
  • pulling one's leg
  • punning
  • putting one on
  • ridiculous
  • salty
  • sarcastic
  • satirical
  • smart
  • sportive
  • sprightly
  • waggish
  • whimsical
  • wisecracking
  • witty
  • wry
See also synonyms for: facetiously / facetiousness

antonyms for facetious

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  • formal
  • grave
  • serious
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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.
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Even seemingly facetious Laundrie “stans” acknowledge this grim reality.
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For example, Preston likes to avoid sounding angry because she has found a friendly—even facetious—tone can defuse tense situations.
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At the club, they were far too facetious; even Randulf rallied him in a disagreeable manner.
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The late Bishop used to make a rather facetious remark about this tomb.
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You leave me to starve, for all you care; and you grow mighty facetious because I earn my bread.
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One facetious sportsman had once made a rule of setting the senior day-room chimney on fire every term.
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The manager was facetious—said he was "too thin for the theatre."
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On the fence was painted, in big black letters the facetious warning, "Keep out if you can."
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