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facetious

adjective  us   /fəˈsi·ʃəs/
not seriously meaning what you say, usually in an attempt to be humorous or to trick someone: I make so much money that we never have to worry – I’m being facetious.
facetiously
adverb  us   /fəˈsi·ʃəs·li/
"We could spend all our income on health care," she said facetiously.
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