flippantly


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.flippantly - in a flippant mannerflippantly - in a flippant manner; "he answered the reporters' questions flippantly"; "this cannot be airily explained to your children"
Translations
بِفَظاظَه،بِوَقاحَه
lehkomyslněprostořece
henkastet
kæruleysislega, meî óskammfeilni
ľahkomyseľne
küstahçasaygısızca

flippantly

[ˈflɪpəntlɪ] ADV [answer, talk] → con poca seriedad
such words should not be used flippantlyesas palabras no deberían usarse con ligereza or ligeramente

flippantly

[ˈflɪpəntli] adv [speak, answer] → avec désinvolture

flippantly

adv answer, sayleichtfertig; (= disrespectfully)schnodd(e)rig (inf)

flippantly

[ˈflɪpəntlɪ] adv (speak) → in modo poco serio

flippant

(ˈflipənt) adjective
not serious enough about important matters. a flippant reply.
flipˈpantly adverb
ˈflippancy noun
References in classic literature ?
He thought that he had already had time to lose his temper with Ivan, to show coolness to his brother, and to talk flippantly with Katavasov.
There was no doubt that he was a fine scholar, and he was engaged on a work which was quite in the right tradition: he was writing a treatise on the trees in Latin literature; but he talked of it flippantly, as though it were a pastime of no great importance, like billiards, which engaged his leisure but was not to be considered with seriousness.
Contrasted with the inconceivable antiquity of this modest fossil, those other things were flippantly modern--jejune--mere matters of day-before-yesterday.
Some one shall pay well for this, Jav, and unless I mistake it is yourself who has dared thus flippantly to trifle with the good nature of your jeddak.
He will jog back -- as Magdalen flippantly expressed it -- in the miller's gig.
He asserts very flippantly things that he only guesses at.
For the Foreign Secretary to address it so flippantly is beneath the office he holds - or he doesn't have a clue what it means to leave an organisation of independent sovereign member states.
DVDSwith Ian Bunting Idris Elba and Kate Winslet are good value in this survivalist drama, but let down by a script that deals with the life-or-death scenario they find themselves in rather flippantly.
DVDSwith Ian Bunting Idris Elba and Kate Winslet are good value in this survivalist drama but let down by a script that deals with the life-or-death scenario they find themselves in rather flippantly.
Abby embarks on her challenges fairly flippantly, expecting instant transformation.
This person is a habitual tweeter who tweets rather flippantly, almost like which side of the bed you woke up on.
This person is a habitual tweeter who tweet rather flippantly which is more like waking up on specific side of the bed," she said.