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facetiously

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English

Etymology

From facetious + -ly

Pronunciation

Adverb

facetiously (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
facetiously

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. In a facetious or flippant manner; in a manner that treats serious issues with deliberately inappropriate humor
  2. (dated) In a pleasantly humorous or playful fashion.

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Trivia

  • This is one of only a few words in the English language to have all six vowels (including y) in alphabetical order and each only once.

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