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facetiousness

Encyclopedia

  • From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (Redirected from Facetious) Humour or humor (see spelling differences) is the tendency of particular cognitive experiences to provoke laughter and provide amusement. — “Humour - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • May I inquire as to why there is no separate entry for either "Facetious" or Facetiousness? And "Humor" is too broad a subject in which to include a specific entity as "facetiousness". — “Talk:Off-color humor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Your offensive tone does you no favours (nor does your heavy-handed facetiousness) Mel, I really will need to stand by my so-called "offensive tone" and "heavy-handed facetiousness" when you were the one to start casting about aspersions in response to a good faith edit of an article which. — “Talk:Jethro Tull (agriculturist)/Archive1 - Wikipedia, the”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • If any thing in this world, which my father said, could have provoked my uncle Toby, during the time he was in love, it was the perverse use my father was always making of an expression of Hilarion the hermit; who, in speaking of his abstinence, his watchings, flagellations, and other instrumental parts of his religion–would say–tho' with more facetiousness than became an hermit–'That they were the means he used, to make his ass (meaning his body) leave off kicking.' — “Tristram Shandy” by Laurence Sterne
  • "Gad! I'm rather afraid of him myself when he doesn't approve," said Sir Hugo, glancing at Deronda; and then turning his face toward Gwendolen, he said less audibly, "I don't think ladies generally object to have his eyes upon them." The baronet's small chronic complaint of facetiousness was at this moment almost as annoying to Gwendolen as it often was to Deronda. — “Daniel Deronda” by George Eliot

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