Learn English – word that could mean both serious and humorous

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I'm creating a project on character traits, and the person that I'm writing about is funny yet serious. I didn't know if there was a word for that, so I'm asking for help.

Best Answer

Maybe here's what you are looking for -

Facetious

adjective

: treating serious issues with deliberately inappropriate humor; flippant.

"a facetious remark"

For example -

Jacky was being facetious when she said, "Yes, let's all go to Iraq for my birthday party!"

Jacky is trying to sound serious while saying this, but it is not supposed to be taken seriously; it's supposed to be humorous. So basically, you can say that she is being serious and humorous at the same time.