ironically, ridiculously, archly, jokingly, jocundly, not solemnly, in an amusing manner, facetiously, not seriously, absurdly, merrily, jovially, ludicrously, amusingly, with humor, satirically, mirthfully, screamingly, just for fun, in a comical manner, genially, playfully, jocosely
- How eager they were to talk; I should have liked to stop and talk to all of them; but when I got ready to take a picture of the very crookedest street, their interest in my proceedings was so urgent and humorously- expressed that I lost my head and forgot to pull the slide- a fact I didn't realise until I had bade them good- bye and was walking away; and then I was ashamed to go back and take another. - "The Charm of Ireland", Burton Egbert Stevenson.
- However, on the third reading he shut up his book, keeping three bunches of pressed flowers inside to mark the place, and half humorously and half with the irritability of old age, sighed: I don't feel as ef I could stand it a inch longer. - "The Loves of Ambrose", Margaret Vandercook.
- And yet he repeated to her what Ray had said of her dancing, and when she laughed as in appreciation of a thing intended humorously, he laughed, too, but insisted that she did dance " very well indeed." - "The Flirt", Booth Tarkington.