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English definition of “facetious”

facetious

adjective
 
 
/fəˈsiːʃəs/
trying to make a joke or a clever remark in a way that annoys people: He's sure to say something facetious when you tell him the news.Humour and humorous
(Definition of facetious from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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