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- n. The quality of being frivolous; frivolity
- n. The result of being frivolous
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being frivolous or trifling; want of importance.
- n. Synonyms See frivolity.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the trait of being frivolous; not serious or sensible
His chimeric fancy carries him here into a kind of frivolousness, as if he felt almost too safe with his public, and were himself not quite serious, or dealing fairly with it; and in a writer such as Browne levity must of necessity be a little ponderous.
Iowans are a practical people and maybe invented ones; his lack of frivolousness and petty knife-grinding will be with them on caucus day.
(“Attempting to highlight the ‘frivolousness’ nature of our femininity, or portraying trans women as having derogatory feminine-associated character traits such as being weak, confused, passive, or mousy”).
Ridiculing the frivolousness of the press amused him almost as much as the behavior itself frustrated him.
Her glances will tire out the other women, she will see in them, like in a mirror, her own indecency, her very frivolousness will turn her away from any unhealthy competition with men.
The freeform page layouts found in shojo might have added an element of frivolousness to this quiet and personal story.
After returning home to the everyday life of materialism and frivolousness, where the war hardly exists, where nothing seems to have changed, for combat veterans their sacrifices begin to seem larger and society's appreciation for them smaller.
Eventually, Marty introduces a game that compels the anonymous divulging of deeper forms of pain and doubt, and provides the evening with a more profound rationale for all the actory frivolousness.
Admittedly, I do not spend a lot of time praying for gas pipelines, but other than the frivolousness of such a prayer, I am hard pressed to see what might be so objectionable as to merit that oy vey.
I think the media has been given a pass for its unprecedented frivolousness, as well as its rote typing up of campaign talking points every day in lieu of actual reporting.