facetiousness facetiousness

Definition(s):

  • (n) playful humor

Usage(s):

  1. Not the bleating trumpets and Pop art facetiousness of the '60s TV series, which turned Bob Kane's superhero into a camp crusader.
  2. It jettisons facetiousness for a liturgical solemnity, and hardware for soft lips.
  3. Today, the dominant tone is irreverence, sarcasm, facetiousness.

News

  • Numbers for Kernels’ Hicks are eye-popping

    CEDAR RAPIDS – D.J. Hicks grounded out with runners on second and third to end the fourth inning Thursday night. What a chump. Anyone who has watched the Cedar Rapids Kernels first baseman this season knows that was written with the ultimate facetiousness.
    on July 12, 2013     Source: The Gazette

Quotes

  1. Graham Greene praised his second film, the low-budget, breezily inventive comedy-thriller The Arsenal Stadium Mystery (1939), calling it "as good to watch as either of the Thin Man films: [Dickinson] gives us wit instead of facetiousness - wit of...
    on Oct 3, 2008 By: Graham Greene Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. Wodehouse was what Orwell called "a political innocent", someone whose essential stupidity about politics - "his mild facetiousness covering an unthinking acceptance [of the world he inhabited]" - rescued him from the charge of the worst...
    on May 16, 2008 By: George Orwell Source: guardian.co.uk

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