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Date: 1500-1600
Language: French
Origin: facétieux, from facétie 'joke'

facetious

adjective
     
fa‧ce‧tious
saying things that are intended to be clever and funny but are really silly and annoying:
Don't be so facetious!
facetious comments
facetiously adverb
facetiousness noun [uncountable]

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