That Word is the segment on my blog where I post new words that I discover newly or have jumped out at me once again. If you love finding new words this post is for you. If you're a writer looking for different words to describe some this post may also be for you.
Where I Discovered It
I discovered this word while reading The Sky So Heavy by Clair Zorn
- Not meant to be taken seriously or literally
- amusing; humorous
- lacking serious intent; concerned with something nonessential, amusing or frivolous:
"These facetious kids. I doubt they could accomplish it."
This facetious joke was never meant to make the final cut, but it did.
"I'm not being facetious Fin. I'm trying to figure this out." - Arnold, p. 200.
I like this word for it's definition. It's a different word to use for something seemingly simple like 'amusing' or 'humorous'. I like that although simple this would can be used in a more complex way. Although it is also a word not many people may know. Still, I definitely think I would want to use it sometime.