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facetious

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of facetious

  1. 1 given to or marked by mature intelligent humor the essay is a facetious commentary on the absurdity of war as a solution for international disputes Synonyms clever, witty, humorous, jocular, smartRelated Words cerebral, highbrow, highbrowed, intellectual; bantering, frivolous, jesting, joking, joshing, teasing; antic, comic, comical, droll, farcical, funny, hysterical, laughable, ludicrous, ridiculous, riotous, risible, rollicking, screaming, sidesplitting, uproarious; amusing, diverting, entertaining; mischievous, playful, prankish; jocose, jocund, jolly, jovial, laughing, merry, mirthful, sunny; scintillating, sparkling; flip, flippant, pert, smart-aleck, smart-alecky, waggish; whimsicalNear Antonyms brainless, lowbrow, stupid, witless; corny, hackney, hackneyed, lame; humorless, unamusing, uncomic, unfunny; earnest, grave, serious, serious-minded, sober, solemn, somber (or sombre); doleful, dolorous, lachrymose, plaintive, sorry, tearful, woeful

  2. 2 making light of something usually regarded as serious or sacred a facetious and tasteless remark about people in famine-stricken countries being spared the problem of overeating Synonyms cute, flippant, flip, pert, smart, smart-aleck, smart-alecky, smart-ass, smart-assed, smarty-pants, wise, wiseassRelated Words flighty, frivolous; cheeky, cocky, fresh, impertinent, impish, impudent, mischievous, playful, roguish, sassy, saucy, waggish; disrespectful, rude; breezy, casual, glib, inappropriate, thoughtlessNear Antonyms grave, serious, sober, solemn, somber (or sombre)Antonyms earnest, sincere

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