来自拉丁语facetus, 优雅的，智慧的言语。词源不详，可能来自拉丁语facis, 照明，火炬，词源同focus, beacon. 后词义贬义化。
- facetious (adj.)
- 1590s, from French facétieux (16c.), from facétie "a joke" (15c.), from Latin facetiae "jests, witticisms" (singular facetia), from facetus "witty, elegant, fine, courteous," which is of unknown origin, perhaps related to facis "torch."
Formerly often in a good sense, "witty, amusing," but later implying a desire to be amusing that is often intrusive or ill-timed. Related: Facetiously; facetiousness. "Facetiæ in booksellers' catalogues, is, like curious, a euphemism for erotica." [Fowler]
- 1. The woman eyed him coldly. "Don't be facetious," she said.
- 2. Facetious remarks are part of his stock - in - trade.
- 3. Keep it, in any case, familiar, facetious even, rather then pedantic and portentous.
- 无论如何, 要使它显得很随便, 甚至滑稽可笑, 而不要显得很迂腐,夜郎自大.
- 4. It has been a triple error, he has been contradictory, rebellious and facetious.
- 这话有三错: 他自相矛盾! 离经叛道!哗众取宠!
- 5. Punning , facetious , irreverent, the funny man filled the newspapers and lighter periodicals with his material.
- 那位诙谐作家满嘴双关语, 逗乐话, 以不敬的态度把他的作品填满报章和比较显赫的杂志.
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