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Facetious: When I Suggested that War is a Method of Controlling Population, My Father Remarked that I Was Being Facetious. - English Language

Question

MCQ

For the word, a contextual sentence is given. Pick the word from the alternatives given, that is most inappropriate in the given context.
FACETIOUS: When I suggested that war is a method of controlling population, my father remarked that I was being facetious.

Options

  • Jovian 

  • Jovial 

  • Jocular

  • Joking

Solution

Facetious means treating serious issues with deliberately inappropriate humour or flippant. Option b,c, d carry the same meaning while Jovian means like the god Jove (or Jupiter) which is completely different and the right choice.

Concept: Vocabulary (Entrance Exam)
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