flippant


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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. 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

flippant

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

flippant

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

flippant

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

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
References in classic literature ?
He invariably met her criticisms with a good-natured grin and a flippant remark with some tender epithet tagged on to it.
What flippant Frenchman was it who said in allusion to the well-known work of Zimmerman, that, "la solitude est une belle chose; mais il faut quelqu'un pour vous dire que la solitude est une belle chose?
I had no idea you were intimate with her, or I should never have talked in this flippant, superficial way.