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facetious (adj) jovial and amusing on the wrong occasion.

You are facetious when you try to makes jokes on a serious occasion and when others around you are in no mood for jokes. Facetious comments are comments which are improper for the occasion. When others are discussing something seriously if you make jokes you are facetious.

  • Phil’s facetious comments when the others were discussing the project seriously annoyed them and with great difficulty they controlled their impulse to ask him to get out.
  • Being facetious is either immaturity or indifference, because your jokes and amusing behavior is out of place.
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