Sentence with Context:
Lawyers for a trainee accountant found guilty of causing a menace by sending a Twitter message threatening to blow up Doncaster’s Robin Hood airport, today urged an appeal judge to overturn the conviction because the message was “obviously facetious” and “a parody”.
Meaning: Treat something serious with inappropriate humour
Mnemonic (Memory Aid): How To Remember?
The word “face-tious” should remind you of the phrase “making faces“. People sometimes make faces to tease someone or make fun of something, even in a serious situation!
Flippant, Jocular, Frivolous, Whimsical
Serious, Grave, Sober, Solemn
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