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Treating serious issues or situations with deliberately inappropriate and/or offensive humour. This is often referred to as dark humour.
Johny bought his war veteran uncle Dan a pair of fancy socks for his birthday, which would not have been facetious if Dan still had his legs.
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A catch all word to describe anything that is basic, uncool or untrendy. According to The New York Times, "cheugy (pronounced chew-gee) can be used, broadly, to describe someone who is out of date or trying too hard."

Things that are cheugy:

The New York Times
PT Cruisers
Goldendoodles

Australians

Addison Rae
White people
Billionaires

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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.
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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 April 17, 2016
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Stop being so facetious and tell me what you're going to do about the problem!
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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.
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