frivolity


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fri·vol·i·ty

 (frĭ-vŏl′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. fri·vol·i·ties
1. The quality or condition of being frivolous.
2. A frivolous act or thing.

fri•vol•i•ty

(frɪˈvɒl ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the quality or state of being frivolous.
2. a frivolous act or thing.
[1790–1800; < French]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.frivolity - the trait of being frivolous; not serious or sensible
trait - a distinguishing feature of your personal nature
giddiness, silliness - an impulsive scatterbrained manner
levity - a manner lacking seriousness
playfulness, fun - a disposition to find (or make) causes for amusement; "her playfulness surprised me"; "he was fun to be with"
serious-mindedness, earnestness, seriousness, sincerity - the trait of being serious; "a lack of solemnity is not necessarily a lack of seriousness"- Robert Rice
2.frivolity - something of little value or significance
small beer, trivia, triviality, trifle - something of small importance
3.frivolity - acting like a clown or buffoonfrivolity - acting like a clown or buffoon      
foolery, tomfoolery, lunacy, craziness, folly, indulgence - foolish or senseless behavior
schtick, schtik, shtick, shtik - (Yiddish) a prank or piece of clowning; "his shtik made us laugh"

frivolity

Translations

frivolity

[frɪˈvɒlɪtɪ] N (gen) → frivolidad f

frivolity

[frɪˈvɒlɪti] nfrivolite f

frivolity

nFrivolitat f; (of appearance, writer)unseriose Art

frivolity

[frɪˈvɒlɪtɪ] nfrivolezza
References in classic literature ?
For frivolity and jokes and spotted tights were an offense, when they intruded themselves upon a spirit that was exalted into the vague august realm of the romantic.
Little arduous as his professional duties were, he would have been convicted of frivolity by the whole Mingott clan if he had suggested asking for a holiday in mid-winter; and he accepted May's departure with the resignation which he perceived would have to be one of the principal constituents of married life.
The conception of riding on horseback for a lady was, in Darya Alexandrovna's mind, associated with ideas of youthful flirtation and frivolity, which, in her opinion, was unbecoming in Anna's position.