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facetious
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A Christmas Carol
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  • Scrooge resumed his labours with an improved opinion of himself, and in a more facetious temper than was usual with him.
  • For, the people who were shovelling away on the housetops were jovial and full of glee; calling out to one another from the parapets, and now and then exchanging a facetious snowball—better-natured missile far than many a wordy jest— laughing heartily if it went right and not less heartily if it went wrong.

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  • I trust you didn’t take her facetious remarks seriously.
  • You must not think me necessarily foolish because I am facetious, nor will I consider you necessarily wise because you are grave.
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