Updated: 5 days ago
Pronunciation: [ fuh-see-shuhs ]
joking or jesting often inappropriately
Origin: 1585; Latin
Etymology: late 16th century (in the general sense ‘witty, amusing’): from French facétieux, from facétie, from Latin facetia ‘jest’, from facetus ‘witty’
Example: He made a facetious remark over dinner and everyone chuckled except his mother.