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  • One OED citation, from Thomas Love Peacock's novel Crotchet Castle (1831), is this exchange:
    Mr. E: "Sir, you are very facetious at my expense."
    Dr. F: "Sir, you have been very unfacetious, very infecete at mine."

    July 9, 2008

  • dull, unfunny, deadly serious, humorless

    November 25, 2007