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.

  • funny and serious are kinda antonyms... I don't know how one can be serious and funny at the same time – Andrew Tobilko Oct 8 at 15:11
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    Possibly tragicomic. – Weather Vane Oct 8 at 15:33

Maybe here's what you are looking for -



: 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.

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    Thanks for all of the words and help. – Pymatuning Boy Oct 8 at 19:47

You might call this person


Deadpan means "without emotion," but the most often-used context is "deadpan humor" which is humor delivered in a serious manner.

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