facetious

The word “facetious” has 3 syllables: fa-ce-tious.

It's pronounced as /fəˈsiːʃəs/.


What is synonym and antonym for facetious?

In the thesaurus, “facetious” has 6 synonyms and 10 antonyms.

Here are synonyms and antonyms for facetious along with examples of usage in sentences.


Synonyms for facetious

  • clever
  • cute
  • flippant
  • humorous
  • playful
  • witty

Antonyms for facetious

Meanings of facetious

  • adjective
    1. Treating serious issues with (often deliberately) inappropriate humour; flippant.
    2. Pleasantly humorous; jocular.

Example Sentences

  • She couldn't tell if his remarks were serious or facetious during the meeting.
  • Despite the tense situation, he managed to make a facetious comment to lighten the mood.
  • The comedian's humor was often misunderstood as being facetious rather than genuinely funny.
  • In the midst of the argument, he attempted a facetious remark, but it only fueled the tension.
  • Her facetious response to the criticism surprised everyone in the room.

On this page you'll find 16 synonyms, antonyms, or another words to facetious, such as: brainless, clever, corny, cute, earnest, flippant, hackneyed.

Make sure to choose synonyms and antonyms that are appropriate for the context of the sentence.


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