Learning English

Word: Facetious

Facetious (Adjective)

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”.

Source: theguardian.com

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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