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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.
At the club, they were far too facetious; even Randulf rallied him in a disagreeable manner.
SKIPPER WORSEALEXANDER LANGE KIELLAND
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.
MEMOIRS OF MR. CHARLES J. YELLOWPLUSHWILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY
One facetious sportsman had once made a rule of setting the senior day-room chimney on fire every term.
THE GOLD BATP. G. WODEHOUSE
The manager was facetious—said he was "too thin for the theatre."
On the fence was painted, in big black letters the facetious warning, "Keep out if you can."
He abounded with anecdotes, both grave and facetious; and was, indeed, the soul of the social circle.
Members jeer at him when he rises; talk whilst he orates; laugh when he is serious, are serious when he is facetious.
Scrooge resumed his labors with an improved opinion of himself, and in a more facetious temper than was usual with him.

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machinateverb (used with or without object) | [mak-uh-neyt ]SEE DEFINITION