facetiously

All Adverb
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  • Pink inquired facetiously, moving around so that he got a fair look at his face. Cited from The Flying U Ranch, by B. M. Bower
  • Suppose, as people facetiously say, you were to tell me. Cited from The Republic by Plato, Tr. by Benjamin Jowett
  • When I set down my cup, he asked facetiously if I wished him to brew any more. Cited from The Guilty River, by Wilkie Collins
  • The doctor himself says, facetiously, it is the usual lawyer's object of making a long bill. Cited from Armadale, by Wilkie Collins
  • Blackledge has facetiously stated this is the most difficult part of his broadcasting experience.
  • I make no reckless charge against those aforesaid instruments of music, facetiously so called. Cited from St. Cuthbert's, by Robert E. Knowles
  • For a while he formed a small corner party which he facetiously referred to as "the home for lost dogs".
  • Another interpretation is (somewhat facetiously) that he is lucky because he has only two lines.
  • We have always regarded the present system -- facetiously called police protection -- as a farce. Cited from Robbery Under Arms, by Rolf Boldrewood
  • He developed the idea facetiously, whilst John regarded him as he might have watched a performing monkey. Cited from New Grub Street, by George Gissing
  • He facetiously remarked that it was likely to be kept out longer than was desirable. Cited from Haste and Waste, by Oliver Optic
  • These names are often used facetiously or carry a pejorative sense.
  • I asked, facetiously, but I didn't feel in the least humorous. Cited from Jane Journeys On, by Ruth Comfort Mitchell
  • He used to say facetiously, that they talked a good deal about liberty over the way, but he kept the goddess under his roof. Cited from Eighty Years And More; Reminiscences 1815-1897, Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  • A couple of streams run through the village's territory, including one facetiously named the Danube.
  • It may also be facetiously applied in a situation where members of a group appear to play predictable roles, often for comic effect.
  • A learned commentator gives us what he facetiously calls a lullaby note on this. Cited from The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 14, No. 386
  • Advice and reproof he always takes well, acknowledges their justice with good nature, and is even facetiously pleasant. Cited from Thirty Years With The Indian Tribes, by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
  • They were careless of life and, as one facetiously adds, of truth also. Cited from A Short History of Monks and Monasteries, by Alfred Wesley Wishart
  • "Shall I begin with this great man?" he asked, facetiously, pointing his fork at himself. Cited from The Rise of David Levinsky, by Abraham Cahan
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How facetiously gets used

Meaning of facetiously

  • adverb Not seriously
    I meant it facetiously