What does the word facetiously mean?
1 : joking or jesting often inappropriately : waggish just being facetious. 2 : meant to be humorous or funny : not serious a facetious remark.
What do you call a person who is not serious?
flippant, glib, waggish, joking, jokey, light-hearted, facetious, fatuous, inane, shallow, superficial, senseless, thoughtless, ill-considered, non-serious. 1.1Not requiring or meriting deep reflection; light or humorous.
Who is a frivolous man?
1 not serious or sensible in content, attitude, or behaviour; silly. a frivolous remark. 2 unworthy of serious or sensible treatment; unimportant. frivolous details. (C15: from Latin frivolus silly, worthless)
What does it mean to be obtuse?
Full Definition of obtuse 2a : lacking sharpness or quickness of sensibility or intellect : insensitive, stupid He is too obtuse to take a hint. b : difficult to comprehend : not clear or precise in thought or expression It is also, unfortunately, ill-written, and at times obtuse and often trivial.— Shirley Hazzard.
What does it mean to not be taken seriously?
Not to take someone seriously means to not believe a word they say or what they do. If, by any chance, you might start to believe that they’re credible, you deliberately avoid letting them know.
What is the meaning of the expression on a shoestring?
The slang term « shoestring » often describes a small amount of money which may be an inadequate amount to fund the intended purpose of its use in full. The budgeting process is where the term will most frequently appear, as in a « shoestring budget » or alternately as « on a shoestring. »
What does it mean to be discontent?
: lack of satisfaction with one’s possessions, status, or situation : lack of contentment: a : a sense of grievance : dissatisfaction the winter of our discontent— William Shakespeare. b : restless aspiration (see aspiration sense 1a) for improvement.
What is a clueless person?
If you describe someone as clueless, you are showing your disapproval of the fact that they do not know anything about a particular subject or that they are incapable of doing a particular thing properly. [informal, disapproval]
What does it mean to be factitious?
factitious \fak-TISH-us\ adjective. 1 : produced by humans rather than by natural forces 2 a : formed by or adapted to an artificial or conventional standard b : produced by special effort : sham.
What is condescending attitude?
Full Definition of condescending : showing or characterized by a patronizing or superior attitude toward others.