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English adjective: tongue-in-cheek

1. tongue-in-cheek cleverly amusing in tone


SamplesA bantering tone.
Facetious remarks.
Tongue-in-cheek advice.


Synonymsbantering, facetious


Similarhumorous, humourous


Antonymshumorless, humourless, unhumorous


English adverb: tongue-in-cheek

1. tongue-in-cheek in a bantering fashion


SamplesHe spoke to her banteringly.


Synonymsbanteringly

2. tongue-in-cheek not seriously


SamplesI meant it facetiously.


Synonymsfacetiously, jokingly









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