Definition of Facetiousness

1. Noun. Playful humor.

Generic synonyms: Fun, Playfulness
Derivative terms: Facetious



Definition of Facetiousness

1. Noun. The state of being facetious ¹

2. Noun. The product or result of being facetious. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Facetiousness

1. [n -ES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Facetiousness

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facet joints
facet of atlas for dens
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faceted
facetely
faceth
facetiae
facetime
faceting
facetious
facetiously
facetiousness (current term)
facetiousnesses
facetlike
facets
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facety
faceup
faceward
facework
faceworker
faceworkers
facia
faciae

Literary usage of Facetiousness

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Father and Son: Biographical Recollections by Edmund Gosse (1907)
"... from an upper window, and in moments of high facetiousness, he was wont to parody the poet Gray: How jocund doth George drive his team afield ! ..."

2. Every Day in the Year: A Poetical Epitome of the World's History by James Lauren Ford, Mary K. Ford (1902)
"Many poems appeared in it which were full of facetiousness at the expense of the Revolutionary leaders and their French allies. ..."

3. A History of American Literature During the Colonial Period, 1607-1765 by Moses Coit Tyler (1878)
"... and his burlesque verses—The facetiousness of Joseph Green—His impromptus—His " Entertainment for a Winter Evening." IX.—War-verses—Popular ballads—" ..."

4. A History of American Literature During the Colonial Time by Moses Coit Tyler (1878)
"... and his burlesque verses—The facetiousness of Joseph Green—His impromptus—Ilis " Entertainment for a Winter Evening." IX.—War-verses—Popular ballads—" ..."

5. Writings of Rev. William Bradford Homer: Late Pastor of the Congregational by William Bradford Homer, Edwards Amasa Park (1842)
"HOMER'S facetiousness. It is said by some uninspired men, that our Saviour while on earth never laughed. This assertion, which is probably false, ..."

6. Father and Son: Biographical Recollections by Edmund Gosse (1907)
"... from an upper window, and in moments of high facetiousness, he was wont to parody the poet Gray: How jocund doth George drive his team afield ! ..."

7. Every Day in the Year: A Poetical Epitome of the World's History by James Lauren Ford, Mary K. Ford (1902)
"Many poems appeared in it which were full of facetiousness at the expense of the Revolutionary leaders and their French allies. ..."

8. A History of American Literature During the Colonial Period, 1607-1765 by Moses Coit Tyler (1878)
"... and his burlesque verses—The facetiousness of Joseph Green—His impromptus—His " Entertainment for a Winter Evening." IX.—War-verses—Popular ballads—" ..."

9. A History of American Literature During the Colonial Time by Moses Coit Tyler (1878)
"... and his burlesque verses—The facetiousness of Joseph Green—His impromptus—Ilis " Entertainment for a Winter Evening." IX.—War-verses—Popular ballads—" ..."

10. Writings of Rev. William Bradford Homer: Late Pastor of the Congregational by William Bradford Homer, Edwards Amasa Park (1842)
"HOMER'S facetiousness. It is said by some uninspired men, that our Saviour while on earth never laughed. This assertion, which is probably false, ..."

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