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flip·pant

 (flĭp′ənt)
adj.
1. Marked by disrespectful levity or casualness; pert: apologized for his flippant remark.
2. Archaic Talkative; voluble.

[Probably from flip.]

flip′pan·cy n.
flip′pant·ly adv.

flippant

(ˈflɪpənt)
adj
1. marked by inappropriate levity; frivolous or offhand
2. impertinent; saucy
3. obsolete talkative or nimble
[C17: perhaps from flip]
ˈflippancy n
ˈflippantly adv

flip•pant

(ˈflɪp ənt)

adj.
1. frivolously disrespectful, shallow, or lacking in seriousness.
2. Archaic. glib; voluble.
[1595–1605; appar. flip1 + -ant]
flip′pan•cy, flip′pant•ness, n.
flip′pant•ly, adv.

flippant

- Once meant "flexible, nimble, pliant."
See also related terms for nimble.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.flippant - showing inappropriate levity
frivolous - not serious in content or attitude or behavior; "a frivolous novel"; "a frivolous remark"; "a frivolous young woman"

flippant

Translations
فَظ، وَقِح
lehkomyslnýprostořeký
henkastetoverfladisk
epäasiallinenepäkunnioittava
kærulaus, óskammfeilinn
lengvabūdiškailengvabūdiškumas
nenopietnsvieglprātīgs
prostoreký

flippant

[ˈflɪpənt] ADJ [remark, reply] → ligero, frívolo
sorry, I didn't mean to sound flippantperdona, no era mi intención parecer frívolo
don't be flippantdeja de decir ligerezas or frivolidades

flippant

[ˈflɪpənt] adj [person] → désinvolte; [remark] → désinvolte

flippant

adj person, tone, attitudeleichtfertig; remark alsohingeworfen; (= disrespectful)schnodd(e)rig (inf); to sound flippantsich leichtfertig anhören

flippant

[ˈflɪpənt] adj (remark, tone) → poco serio/a; (attitude) → frivolo/a

flippant

(ˈflipənt) adjective
not serious enough about important matters. a flippant reply.
flipˈpantly adverb
ˈflippancy noun
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Grapes are grown on old vines, which have cast aside the flippancies of youth and now concentrate on the best things in life; producing fewer grapes but with more intense flavours.
Many proponents seem to deem it beneath their dignity to engage opponents' arguments, preferring to caricature opponents as political primitives and to dismiss them with flippancies such as this from Bill Gates: ''It's ludicrous to think that multiplication in Alabama and multiplication in New York are really different.
Hembrough is hampered by anything, it is Gwenda Hughes' directorial flippancies.