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

frivolity

noun
Something or things that are unimportant:
Translations
طَيْش، عدم جَدِّيَّه، اسْتِهْتارعَبَث، تُرَّهَه، تَوافِه
pošetilostpovrchnost
pjankpjankethed
hégómi, einskisverîur hluturléttúî, alvöruleysi
pochabosť
avarelikgönül eğlendirmehavailikhoppalık

frivolity

[frɪˈvɒlɪtɪ] N (gen) → frivolidad f

frivolity

[frɪˈvɒlɪti] nfrivolité f

frivolity

nFrivolität f; (of appearance, writer)unseriöse Art

frivolity

[frɪˈvɒlɪtɪ] nfrivolezza

frivolous

(ˈfrivələs) adjective
not serious; playful. He wasted his time on frivolous pleasures.
ˈfrivolously adverb
ˈfrivolousness noun
friˈvolity (-ˈvo-) nounplural friˈvolities
1. frivolousness. The frivolity of his behaviour.
2. a frivolous action or thought. I have no time for frivolities.
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.
She gives you the impression that life to her is indeed a vale of tears, and that a smile, never to speak of a laugh, is a frivolity truly reprehensible.
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.
Little by little the nation found itself divided into two great factions; on the one hand the Cavaliers, the party of the Court, the nobles, and the Church, who continued to be largely dominated by the Renaissance zest for beauty and, especially, pleasure; and on the other hand the Puritans, comprising the bulk of the middle classes, controlled by the religious principles of the Reformation, often, in their opposition to Cavalier frivolity, stern and narrow, and more and more inclined to separate themselves from the English Church in denominations of their own.
For myself, I can only say that when I read them, so long as I do not stop to think that they are all lies and frivolity, they give me a certain amount of pleasure; but when I come to consider what they are, I fling the very best of them at the wall, and would fling it into the fire if there were one at hand, as richly deserving such punishment as cheats and impostors out of the range of ordinary toleration, and as founders of new sects and modes of life, and teachers that lead the ignorant public to believe and accept as truth all the folly they contain.
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.
He was cold and precise in his manner, a bloodless man, without passion; but he had a curious vein of frivolity which disconcerted the serious-minded among whom his instincts naturally threw him.
The frivolity of the laughter-loving Latins is no part of him.
In the present instance I vehemently repudiated the accusation of frivolity, and pressed Mrs.
I would not have him see my heart: yet, if he could but know her hollowness, her worthless, heartless frivolity, he would then be safe, and I should be--ALMOST happy, though I might never see him more
She felt the frivolity of pleasure and longed for more substantial benefits.
The ladies who had commodities of their own to sell, and did not want dressing-gowns, saw at once the frivolity and bad taste of this masculine preference for goods which any tailor could furnish; and it is possible that the emphatic notice of various kinds which was drawn toward Miss Tulliver on this public occasion, threw a very strong and unmistakable light on her subsequent conduct in many minds then present.