This is not by any means a facetious question: Do you think alcohol should also be made illegal?
In recent weeks, McHale has used The Soup to promote Community—with facetious knowingness, of course.
I had no business to get facetious--my temper's not so good, either.
Only Maulo, the camp jester, hurled a facetious comment at the corpse.
He struggled not quite successfully to be facetious over the pretty, negligible activities of his wife's sex.
“You can be facetious, I see,” the latter observed carelessly.
The boy had a facetious and rather unpleasant face, and was certainly not remarkable for good manners.
And this remark, intended to be facetious, was after all pretty close to the literal truth.
I even felt all up my back, thinking that perhaps some facetious boy might have transformed me into a walking placard.
"Then it will pass, of course," rejoined the facetious physician.
1590s, from French facétieux, from facétie "a joke" (15c.), from Latin facetia "jest, witticism," from facetus "witty, elegant, fine, courteous," of unknown origin, perhaps related to facis "torch."
It implies a desire to be amusing, often intrusive or ill-timed. Related: Facetiously; facetiousness. "Facetiæ in booksellers' catalogues, is, like curious, a euphemism for erotica." [Fowler]