Synonyms for facetiousness

Grammar : Noun
Spell : fuh-see-shuh s
Phonetic Transcription : fəˈsi ʃəs

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Définition of facetiousness

Origin :
  • 1590s, from French facétieux, from facétie "a joke" (15c.), from Latin facetia "jest, witticism," from facetus "witty, elegant, fine, courteous," of unknown origin, perhaps related to facis "torch."
  • It implies a desire to be amusing, often intrusive or ill-timed. Related: Facetiously; facetiousness. "Facetiæ in booksellers' catalogues, is, like curious, a euphemism for erotica." [Fowler]
  • As in levity : noun funniness, silliness
  • As in wit : noun humor
  • As in drollery : noun whimsicalness
  • As in humorousness : noun humor
  • As in jocosity : noun humor
  • As in ludicrousness : noun humor
  • As in comedy : noun funny entertainment
  • As in humor : noun comedy, funniness
Example sentences :
  • So Captain Perez continued his dismal attempt at facetiousness.
  • Extract from : « Cap'n Eri » by Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • The occurrences of the day bear all of them the stamp of facetiousness.
  • Extract from : « The Comic Latin Grammar » by Percival Leigh
  • On these occasions David vied with Tammas in facetiousness at his father's expense.
  • Extract from : « Bob, Son of Battle » by Alfred Ollivant
  • Her retaining wit and facetiousness to the last surprises me.
  • Extract from : « The Billow and the Rock » by Harriet Martineau
  • To this has man come: to his facetiousness has succeeded sarcasm.
  • Extract from : « How Spring Came in New England » by Charles Dudley Warner
  • I might as well have tried to disconcert a mummy with my facetiousness.
  • Extract from : « Alonzo Fitz and Other Stories » by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • From Sandy this would have been nothing but a good-humoured attempt at facetiousness.
  • Extract from : « Robert Falconer » by George MacDonald
  • The man's facetiousness interested me; it bespoke his nerve.
  • Extract from : « On a Donkey's Hurricane Deck » by R. Pitcher Woodward
  • And, laughing loudly at his own facetiousness, he quitted the Lodge.
  • Extract from : « Jack Sheppard, Vol. III (of III) » by W. Harrison Ainsworth
  • But Neale did not see any humor in Slingerland's perplexity or in the cowboy's facetiousness.
  • Extract from : « The U.P. Trail » by Zane Grey

Antonyms for facetiousness

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