Giving a sarcastic answer,to show how obvious something is.
My mates and I saw a film on Saturday night.
You mean at the cinema?
No,in the garden shed,of course at the cinema!
That's being facetious.
To make an attempt at being funny, while being sarcastic at the same time.
Jacky was being facetious when she said, "Yes, let's all go to Iraq for my birthday party!"
Along with abstemious
, facetious is one of two words in the English language containing all five vowels in alphabetical order.
a word used exclusively by people who take themselves too seriously, while failing to convince people otherwise
John's attempt at making a joke crashed and burned. In an effort to save face and appear relatable, he announced to the room that he was merely being facetious. But not before first adjusting his monocle and tightening his ascott.
An asshole's word for "sarcasm".
Stop being so facetious and tell me what you're going to do about the problem!
to use 'Humour' as an excuse for being a prick
Mr. Smith: So Mr. Jones, I heard your Girlfriend had enough of you
Mr. Jones: Shut up you, you know she died, Don't be facetious
Mr. Smith: For goodness sake, don't be so sensitive
The only word that has A E I O U in it in that order
Did you know that 'facetious' is the only word that has A E I O and U in order?