frivolity meaning

Pronunciation:   "frivolity" in a sentence
Noun: frivolity  fri'vólitee
  1. The trait of being frivolous; not serious or sensible
    - frivolousness 
  2. Something of little value or significance
    - bagatelle, fluff, frippery 
  3. Acting like a clown or buffoon
    - buffoonery, clowning, japery, harlequinade, prank

Derived forms: frivolities

See also: frivolous

Type of: craziness, folly, foolery, indulgence, lunacy, small beer, tomfoolery, trait, trifle, trivia, triviality

Antonym: seriousness


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  1. i can not waste time on such frivolities.
  2. hedonism and frivolity will diffuse hell through all our days.
  3. i was astonished by this, imagining that the amahagger were much too gloomy a folk to indulge in any such frivolity.
  4. she resembled miss hancock attempting by archness and by an assumption of frivolity to persuade her neighbours that she was juvenile.
  5. she obtained pleasure by contrasting different writers, getting emotions out of the gravity of one and the frivolity of the next.

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