Definition of facetiously in US English:

facetiously

adverb

  • See facetious

    • ‘I am not asking this facetiously, I am genuinely puzzled as to why you decided to include this column over others in what I heard was a pretty heated competition last term.’
    • ‘Suggesting it as to people whom you do dislike, even if you suggest it facetiously, is mean-spirited.’
    • ‘I had posted this link facetiously but see that some commenters, both pro and con, are taking it more seriously.’
    • ‘This is a point I've made facetiously for some time now.’
    • ‘I facetiously call it the bitter season, and there have been times when it's been hard.’

Pronunciation

facetiously

/fəˈsēSHəslē//fəˈsiʃəsli/