Thesaurus / facetiousness
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“Precisely,” assented Snowdon as naturally as though there had been no element of facetiousness in the suggestion.
THE LAW OF HEMLOCK MOUNTAINHUGH LUNDSFORD
He was quite his ordinary self, his facetiousness the cause of much laughter to Miss Maxwell and Mrs. Watson.
THE LITTLE LADY OF THE BIG HOUSEJACK LONDON
But the genuine humourist sees something in that feature itself, as nature shaped it, to excite his facetiousness.
GEORGE ELIOTMATHILDE BLIND
But I doubt my present stock of facetiousness—that is, of good serious humour, so as not to let the cat out of the bag.
LIFE OF LORD BYRON, WITH HIS LETTERS AND JOURNALS, VOL. 5 (OF 6)(LORD BYRON) GEORGE GORDON BYRON
He wiped the facetiousness from his face and assented with a polite bob.
THE JUDGEREBECCA WEST
Miss Charlotte is apt to cover real feeling with a decent veil of facetiousness.
THE DIARY OF A SAINTARLO BATES
Which makes three, observed Mr. Bumble, essaying a stroke of facetiousness.
OLIVER TWIST, VOL. III (OF 3)CHARLES DICKENS
He swung his withered hand suddenly across the table, and as suddenly all facetiousness was gone both from his voice and manner.
THE WHITE MOLLFRANK L. PACKARD
Here is a seriousness of facetiousness that would discourage a comedy star in full apogee.
THE ARMY MULE AND OTHER WAR SKETCHESHENRY A. CASTLE
A roar of approbation at the officer's facetiousness ran through the party.
THE LIGHT OF SCARTHEYEGERTON CASTLE
WORDS RELATED TO FACETIOUSNESS
- high spirits
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