FACETIOUS in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of FACETIOUS
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facetious
 a.  joking ,often inappropriately; humorous
Classic Sentence:
1  However, he took affairs as coolly as it was in human nature to do, and entertained himself with the facetious idea of the training more than once.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER I
2  But, making Oliver cry, Noah attempted to be more facetious still; and in his attempt, did what many sometimes do to this day, when they want to be funny.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
3  With this irrepressible ebullition of mirth, Master Bates laid himself flat on the floor: and kicked convulsively for five minutes, in an ectasy of facetious joy.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
4  This altogether admirable tradition rules the vaudeville stage, facetious illustrators, and syndicated newspaper humor, but out of actual life it passed forty years ago.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
5  With the passionate song of the bullets and the banshee shrieks of shells were mingled loud catcalls and bits of facetious advice concerning places of safety.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 4
Example Sentence:
1  Instead, the crowd began sarcastically to cheer him on and showered him with facetious advice.