facetious facetious  /fə ˈsi ʃəs/


  • (adj) cleverly amusing in tone



  • Her facetious remark was taken seriously by the audience and she had to quickly do some damage control.


  • In This Government REIT, I Trust

    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- While longer-term rates like the 10-year Treasury bond "soar" (yes, I'm being facetious) to shocking levels like 2.45%, the market is giving dividend-hungry investors a long-awaited chance to capture higher yields on REITS with quality tenants. One that stands out and is "on sale" is Government Properties Income Trust. The name alone suggests that this real estate ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: TheStreet.com


  1. "I think this kind of facetious and casual statement could only have come from a conceited person like Mr Chidambaram. I don't think he has the stature to make a remark about the meeting that Advaniji called," Sinha, a former finance minister,...
    on Nov 22, 2008 By: Yashwant Sinha Source: Times of India

  2. "I'd be facetious and say 'run the goalie', but I might need him later," said Wilson, with a laugh. "He's pretty much made the Olympic team, so I don't think he has to audition for the job. So he can just settle down and be subpar and less...
    on Dec 17, 2009 By: Ron Wilson Source: Toronto Sun

  3. "There haven't been many days when I have regretted my decision to return, but today might be be one of them," said Armstrong who won the last of his Tour titles in 2005. "I am being facetious, but you just spend the whole day on edge with...
    on Jul 9, 2009 By: Lance Armstrong Source: AFP

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