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n. pl. lev·i·ties
1. Humor, merriment, or a lack of seriousness, especially when inappropriate: a subject that should not be treated with levity.
2. Archaic Inconstancy; changeableness.
3. Archaic The state or quality of being light; buoyancy.
n, pl -ties
1. inappropriate lack of seriousness
2. fickleness or instability
3. archaic lightness in weight
[C16: from Latin levitās lightness, from levis light]
lev•i•ty(ˈlɛv ɪ ti)
n., pl. -ties.
1. lightness of mind, character, or behavior, esp. when inappropriate.
2. an instance or exhibition of this.
[1555–65; < Latin levitās <levis light]
a hypothetical force, opposed to gravity, once believed to be a property inherent in certain bodies or materials.See also: Gravity
frivolous or lighthearted behavior or attitude; an unserious approach to life. See also humor.See also: Attitudes
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|Noun||1.||levity - feeling an inappropriate lack of seriousness|
feeling - the experiencing of affective and emotional states; "she had a feeling of euphoria"; "he had terrible feelings of guilt"; "I disliked him and the feeling was mutual"
|2.||levity - a manner lacking seriousness|
flippancy, light-mindedness - inappropriate levity; "her mood changed and she was all lightness and joy"