facetiousness

IPA: fʌsˈiʃʌsnʌs

noun

  • (uncountable) The state of being facetious
  • (countable) The product or result of being facetious.

Examples of "facetiousness" in Sentences

  • He was quite his ordinary self, his facetiousness the cause of much laughter to Miss
  • "Oh, I don't know," she smiled, half with facetiousness and half with certainty and pride.
  • Hultin tries to play fair ball with Ephesians in translating εὐτραπελία as "facetiousness".
  • But it's without any facetiousness that I admit that there's one game release this week that's particularly pricked my ear:
  • Despite this initial facetiousness, Aaronovitch acclaimed a book he found "technically accomplished, brilliantly written, full of wit and virtuosity".
  • Update: The point of my facetiousness is to simply point out that when societal attitudes begin to change for the better regarding race, it always seems like (many) far-right conservatives are waiting to seize on (or invent) anything that could be considered an "overreach".
  • Then it seemed to me one entered a long patch of really bad writing [with] redundant adjectives, a kind of facetiousness, a terrible prolixity in the dialogue of such characters as the Nurse and Prunesquallor, and sentimentality too in the case of Eda [sic] and to some extent in Titus’s sister.
  • Allowing for some degree of facetiousness on Andrew's part, he is otherwise highlighting the assumption that "good writing" consists essentially of deploying figurative language -- in this instance specifically a simile: "was wet like ..." -- in strategically chosen flourishes as a way to "describe."
  • For a certain portion of the passengers had the unmistakable excursion air: the half-jocular manner towards each other, the local facetiousness which is so offensive to uninterested fellow-travelers, that male obsequiousness about ladies 'shawls and reticules, the clumsy pretense of gallantry with each other's wives, the anxiety about the company luggage and the company health.

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