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intended to excite laughter or amusement

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cleverly amusing in tone

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Far from being facetious, it crossed my mind if this "open and transparent council" is the mark 2 version?
I MAY be a little facetious when considering the current furore over the price of milk paid to farmers by the big companies.
At the risk of my seeming facetious, suppose our leader were a French aristocrat and that then became David De Cameron, which would be abbreviated to Decameron.
Non-theists who wish to solemnize marriages must become "ordained" via facetious online entities like the Universal Life Church and the Church of the Latter Day Dude.
Jesup said of the Seminole people "The country can be rid of them only by exterminating them" in 1836, he was not being facetious.
Were we to see issues in a similar negative vein advanced in relation to Mr Cameron''''s referendum in the United Kingdom as to whether we should secede from the European Union we would be forgiven for thinking that the writer had a bad case of " the black dog" all doom and gloom and legitimately discounted the facetious nature of the arguments.
According to SECP spokesperson, the SECP has nothing to do with the OGRA scam and the news item, published in a section of press, attributing the news to SECP is fabricated and facetious, unfounded and baseless.
Mr Campbell said: "He was not particularly co-operative with the procedure and provided facetious replies.
Earlier this year he produced another facetious monologue that urged audiences to stay away from Mike Birbiglia's independent film "Sleepwalk With Me" because its 80-theatre release could affect his "Avengers" 4,000-cinema box office gross.
Responding to a media furor unleashed by the YouTube video, Madonna issued a statement on Tuesday through her spokeswoman saying her reference to Obama's religion was facetious.
Responding to a media furore unleashed by the YouTube video, Madonna issued a statement saying her reference to Obama's religion was facetious.
Pauline Chapman, defending, told the court: "He made facetious and sarcastic comments to my client.
I'm not being facetious when I say this but being a veteran of long-distance cycling - I've been known to do a 13-mile round trip to a nice pub in the summer - I would have thought he might want to sit down for the rest of this week, either on a rubber ring or a very comfy armchair possibly with cushions filled with ice.
With a facetious warning to read at your own risk, this well-written novel is a fast-paced, quirky experience that touches poignantly upon more serious issues.
The number of responses on the former will be a good gauge of how important members feel the topic is; and while I am sure that there will be some facetious suggestions on the latter, it is bound to turn up quite a few topics which no one would otherwise have thought of.