Thesaurus / facetiousness

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“Precisely,” assented Snowdon as naturally as though there had been no element of facetiousness in the suggestion.
He was quite his ordinary self, his facetiousness the cause of much laughter to Miss Maxwell and Mrs. Watson.
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.
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.
Which makes three, observed Mr. Bumble, essaying a stroke of facetiousness.
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.
A roar of approbation at the officer's facetiousness ran through the party.
THE LIGHT OF SCARTHEYEGERTON CASTLE

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