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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!"
by Nikki P. September 06, 2004
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Along with abstemious, facetious is one of two words in the English language containing all five vowels in alphabetical order.
by gork March 26, 2003
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The act of being filipant in a serious situation
At miss heath's funeral mr Powell made a facetious joke about her death
by Matthew matterson June 07, 2016
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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.
by dafed April 09, 2013
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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
by Dabetts January 17, 2011
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