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Wordnet 3.0


1. cleverly amusing in tone;
- Example: "a bantering tone"
- Example: "facetious remarks"
- Example: "tongue-in-cheek advice"
[syn: bantering, facetious, tongue-in-cheek]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Facetious \Fa*ce"tious\, a. [Cf. F. fac['e]tieux. See Faceti[ae].] 1. Given to wit and good humor; merry; sportive; jocular; as, a facetious companion. [1913 Webster] 2. Characterized by wit and pleasantry; exciting laughter; as, a facetious story or reply. -- Fa*ce"tious*ly, adv. -- Fa*ce"tious*ness, n. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

facetious adj 1: cleverly amusing in tone; "a bantering tone"; "facetious remarks"; "tongue-in-cheek advice" [syn: bantering, facetious, tongue-in-cheek]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

40 Moby Thesaurus words for "facetious": Attic, biting, blithe, brilliant, clever, comic, comical, droll, funny, humorous, humorsome, jesting, jocose, jocular, jocund, joking, joky, jolly, joshing, jovial, keen, keen-witted, laughable, ludicrous, merry, mordant, nimble-witted, pointed, pungent, quick-witted, rapier-like, salt, salty, scintillating, sharp, smart, sparkling, sprightly, whimsical, witty