What Does Facetious Mean? | Definition & Examples
Facetious is an adjective meaning “inappropriately humorous.” It can also be used in a less negative way to mean “amusing” or, more negatively, to describe someone as “treating serious issues lightly.”
Facetious vs. sarcastic
While “facetious” and “sarcastic” are often used interchangeably, the words have different meanings. Facetiousness is intended to be humorous, even when it is deemed inappropriate.
Conversely, sarcasm is used to mock or deride someone or something, often without any intention to be humorous.
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Frequently asked questions about facetious
- What is a synonym of “facetious”?
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- What is an antonym of “facetious”?
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