from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Playfully jocular; humorous: facetious remarks.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Treating serious issues with deliberately inappropriate humor; flippant.
- adj. Pleasantly humorous, jocular.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Given to wit and good humor; merry; sportive; jocular.
- adj. Characterized by wit and pleasantry; exciting laughter.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Sportive; jocular, without lack of dignity; abounding in fun: as, a facetious companion.
- Full of pleasantry; playful, but not undignified; exciting laughter: as, a facetious story.
- Synonyms Merry, Jovial, etc. (see jolly); jocose, humorous, funny, droll, comical.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. cleverly amusing in tone
French facétieux, from facétie, jest, from Latin facētia, from facētus, witty.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French facétieux, from Latin facetia ("jest, wit"), from facetus ("witty"). (Wiktionary)