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friv·o·lous

 (frĭv′ə-ləs)
adj.
1. Unworthy of serious attention; trivial: a frivolous novel.
2. Inappropriately silly: a frivolous purchase.

[Middle English, probably from Latin frīvolus, of little value, probably from friāre, to crumble.]

friv′o·lous·ly adv.
friv′o·lous·ness n.

frivolous

(ˈfrɪvələs)
adj
1. not serious or sensible in content, attitude, or behaviour; silly: a frivolous remark.
2. unworthy of serious or sensible treatment; unimportant: frivolous details.
[C15: from Latin frīvolus silly, worthless]
ˈfrivolously adv
ˈfrivolousness, frivolity n

friv•o•lous

(ˈfrɪv ə ləs)

adj.
1. characterized by lack of seriousness or sense: frivolous conduct.
2. (of a person) given to trifling or undue levity.
3. of little or no weight, worth, or importance; not worthy of serious notice: a frivolous suggestion.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Latin frīvolus worthless, trifling]
friv′o•lous•ly, adv.
friv′o•lous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.frivolous - not serious in content or attitude or behavior; "a frivolous novel"; "a frivolous remark"; "a frivolous young woman"
superficial - concerned with or comprehending only what is apparent or obvious; not deep or penetrating emotionally or intellectually; "superficial similarities"; "a superficial mind"; "his thinking was superficial and fuzzy"; "superficial knowledge"; "the superficial report didn't give the true picture"; "only superficial differences"
serious - concerned with work or important matters rather than play or trivialities; "a serious student of history"; "a serious attempt to learn to ski"; "gave me a serious look"; "a serious young man"; "are you serious or joking?"; "Don't be so serious!"

frivolous

adjective
1. flippant, foolish, dizzy, superficial, silly, flip (informal), juvenile, idle, childish, giddy, puerile, flighty, ill-considered, empty-headed, light-hearted, nonserious, light-minded, ditzy or ditsy (slang) I was a bit too frivolous to be a doctor.
flippant serious, earnest, responsible, practical, mature, sensible, solemn
2. trivial, petty, trifling, unimportant, light, minor, shallow, pointless, extravagant, peripheral, niggling, paltry, impractical, nickel-and-dime (U.S. slang), footling (informal) wasting money on frivolous projects
trivial important, serious, vital

frivolous

adjective
Translations
غَيْر جَدّي، طائِش
lehkovážnýpovrchní
overfladisk
léttúîugur, alvörulaus
tuštybė
fri-volsvieglprātīgs

frivolous

[ˈfrɪvələs] ADJfrívolo

frivolous

[ˈfrɪvələs] adjfrivole

frivolous

adj person, attitude, remarkfrivol, leichtfertig; clothes, appearance, writer, scientistunseriös; object, activityalbern; I spend a lot of money on frivolous thingsich gebe viel Geld für unwichtige Dinge aus; the frivolous stories of the tabloidsdie belanglosen Berichte in den Boulevardzeitungen

frivolous

[ˈfrɪvələs] adjfrivolo/a

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.

frivolous

a. frívolo-a; tonto-a; vano-a.
References in classic literature ?
Mingott, who had built her house later, had bodily cast out the massive furniture of her prime, and mingled with the Mingott heirlooms the frivolous upholstery of the Second Empire.
Grant -- don't approve of Jonas, because he laughs and jokes -- and because he evidently likes the society of frivolous me better than theirs.
But there is no such gain of time, as to iterate often the state of the question; for it chaseth away many a frivolous speech, as it is coming forth.
And when he realized that people might not be aware of his happiness, he pitied them with his whole heart and felt a desire somehow to explain to them that all that occupied them was a mere frivolous trifle unworthy of attention.
But others thought this frivolous, and they wore "art fabrics" and barbaric jewelry.
A sudden lull took place, for, though Polly, did not raise her voice, it was full of indignant emotion, and the most frivolous girl there felt a little thrill of sympathy; for the most utterly fashionable life does not kill the heart out of women, till years of selfish pleasure have passed over their heads.
Frivolous and fantastic additions have got associated with the name, but the steady interest of mankind in it must be attributed to the valuable properties which it designates.
Yet, for all that, one could not be insensible to the exotic race and distinction of that frivolous town petticoat, daintily disporting itself there among its country cousins, like a queen among milkmaids.
As for the scandal that would befall the Circular Class if the frivolous and unseemly conduct of the Women were imputed to them, and as to the consequent subversion of the Constitution, the Female Sex could not be expected to give a thought to these considerations.
But man is a frivolous and incongruous creature, and perhaps, like a chess player, loves the process of the game, not the end of it.
In my humble opinion, the true characteristic of the present beau monde is rather folly than vice, and the only epithet which it deserves is that of frivolous.
Thy silent pride is always counter to their taste; they rejoice if once thou be humble enough to be frivolous.