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Factious vs facetious

Factious is an adjective describing something or someone has having to do with factions, or separate groups within a larger body, usually separated by a belief or proclivity. It has derivatives of factiously and factiousness, though these are rarely used.

It is pronounced \ˈfak-shəs\ (fact shish).


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Facetious, on the other hand, is a word to describe something or someone as intentionally funny, though usually failing to attain humor or inappropriate. It also has two derivatives of facetiously and facetiousness.

It is pronounced \fə-ˈsē-shəs\ (fah see shish).

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