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Facetious vs. Flippant

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  • Facetious (adjective)

    Treating serious issues with (often deliberately) inappropriate humour; flippant.

    "Robbie's joke about Heather's appearance was just him being facetious."

  • Facetious (adjective)

    Pleasantly humorous; jocular.

  • Flippant (adjective)

    glib; speaking with ease and rapidity

  • Flippant (adjective)

    nimble; limber.

  • Flippant (adjective)

    Showing disrespect through a casual attitude, levity, and a lack of due seriousness; pert.

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  • Facetious (adjective)

    Given to wit and good humor; merry; sportive; jocular; as, a facetious companion.

  • Facetious (adjective)

    Characterized by wit and pleasantry; exciting laughter; as, a facetious story or reply.

  • Flippant (adjective)

    Of smooth, fluent, and rapid speech; speaking with ease and rapidity; having a voluble tongue; talkative.

  • Flippant (adjective)

    Speaking fluently and confidently, without knowledge or consideration; empty; trifling; inconsiderate; pert; petulant.

  • Flippant (noun)

    A flippant person.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Facetious (adjective)

    cleverly amusing in tone;

    "a bantering tone"

    "facetious remarks"

    "tongue-in-cheek advice"

  • Flippant (adjective)

    showing inappropriate levity

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