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froth·y

 (frô′thē, frŏth′ē)
adj. froth·i·er, froth·i·est
1. Made of, covered with, or resembling froth; foamy.
2. Playfully frivolous in character or content: a frothy French farce.

froth′i·ly adv.
froth′i·ness n.

froth•y

(ˈfrɔ θi, ˈfrɒθ i)

adj. froth•i•er, froth•i•est.
1. of, like, or having froth; foamy.
2. unsubstantial; trifling; shallow: a frothy musical.
[1525–35]
froth′i•ly, adv.
froth′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.frothy - emitting or filled with bubbles as from carbonation or fermentation; "bubbling champagne"; "foamy (or frothy) beer"
effervescent - (of a liquid) giving off bubbles
2.frothy - marked by high spirits or excitement; "his fertile effervescent mind"; "scintillating personality"; "a row of sparkly cheerleaders"
lively - full of life and energy; "a lively discussion"; "lively and attractive parents"; "a lively party"

frothy

adjective
2. frilly, fancy, ruffled, lacy, ruched, flouncy I'd feel silly in a big white frothy dress.
3. trivial, light, empty, slight, unnecessary, vain, petty, trifling, frivolous, frilly, unsubstantial the kind of frothy songs one hears

frothy

adjective
1. Consisting of or resembling foam:
2. Amusing but essentially empty and frivolous:
3. Given to lighthearted silliness:
Informal: gaga.
Translations
خفيف وكثير الكرانيشمُزْبِد، ذو رَغْوَه
lehkýpěnivývzdušnýzpěněný
let
haboshabzó
froîukennduròunnur, efnislítill, léttur
penivý
köpük gibiköpüklü

frothy

[ˈfrɒθɪ] ADJ (frothier (compar) (frothiest (superl)))
1. (= foamy) → espumoso
2. (fig) → banal, superficial

frothy

[ˈfrɒθi] adj [liquid] → mousseux/euse

frothy

adj (+er)
(= bubbly) beer, milk shake, coffee, sea etcschäumend; mixture, creamschaumig; beer with a full frothy headBier mit einer großen Schaumkrone
(= frilly)duftig und voller Rüschen
(= superficial) comedy, entertainmentleicht, seicht (pej)

frothy

[ˈfrɒθɪ] adj (beer, mixture) → spumoso/a, schiumoso/a; (lace, nightdress) → vaporoso/a; (play, entertainment) → leggero/a

froth

(froθ) noun
a mass of small bubbles on the top of a liquid etc. Some types of beer have more froth than others.
verb
to have or produce froth. Mad dogs froth at the mouth.
ˈfrothy adjective
1. containing froth. frothy beer.
2. light, like froth. frothy silk dresses.
References in classic literature ?
Northbury her model, Jo rashly took a plunge into the frothy sea of sensational literature, but thanks to the life preserver thrown her by a friend, she came up again not much the worse for her ducking.
On the table -- in token that the sentiment of old English hospitality had not been left behind -- stood a large pewter tankard, at the bottom of which, had Hester or Pearl peeped into it, they might have seen the frothy remnant of a recent draught of ale.
It is allowed, that senates and great councils are often troubled with redundant, ebullient, and other peccant humours; with many diseases of the head, and more of the heart; with strong convulsions, with grievous contractions of the nerves and sinews in both hands, but especially the right; with spleen, flatus, vertigos, and deliriums; with scrofulous tumours, full of fetid purulent matter; with sour frothy ructations: with canine appetites, and crudeness of digestion, besides many others, needless to mention.
Fogg and his companions resumed their places in the car, and observed the varied landscape which unfolded itself as they passed along the vast prairies, the mountains lining the horizon, and the creeks, with their frothy, foaming streams.
He talked with his voice rising slowly, through the greater part of the eighth and ninth days-- threats, entreaties, mingled with a torrent of half-sane and always frothy repentance for his vacant sham of God's service, such as made me pity him.
Out of nater, sir, quite out of nater,” said Elnathan, attempting to expectorate, but succeeding only in throwing a light, frothy substance, like a flake of snow, into the fire—” quite out of nater that a wound so well dressed, and with the ball in my pocket, should fester.
Bellegarde did not in the least cause him to modify his needful premise that all Frenchmen are of a frothy and imponderable substance; he simply reminded him that light materials may be beaten up into a most agreeable compound.
With whichsoever of the many tongues of Rumour this frothy report originated, it either never reached or never influenced the ears of young Snagsby, who, having wooed and won its fair subject on his arrival at man's estate, entered into two partnerships at once.
It was still piling its frothy hills high in air "outside," as we could plainly see with the glasses.
On the summit of a frothy castle of hair a purple plume stood erect, while her short neck was encircled by a black velvet ribbon knobbed with gems, and golden bracelets were tightly wedged into the flesh of her fat gloved arms.
Now, shrieking and gibbering through his frothy lips, his yellow fangs bared in a mad and horrid grin, he rushed full upon Norman of Torn.
Her gown seemed to fill the carriage - a little sea of frothy lace and muslin.