levity

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lev·i·ty

 (lĕv′ĭ-tē)
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.

[Latin levitās, from levis, light; see legwh- in Indo-European roots.]

levity

(ˈlɛvɪtɪ)
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.
3. fickleness.
[1555–65; < Latin levitās <levis light]

levity

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
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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"
playfulness, gaiety - a festive merry feeling
solemnity, gravity - a solemn and dignified feeling
2.levity - a manner lacking seriousness
frivolity, frivolousness - the trait of being frivolous; not serious or sensible
flippancy, light-mindedness - inappropriate levity; "her mood changed and she was all lightness and joy"
humorousness, jocoseness, merriness, jocosity - the trait of merry joking

levity

Translations
lehkovážnost

levity

[ˈlevɪtɪ] N (frm) (= frivolity) → ligereza f, frivolidad f

levity

[ˈlɛvɪti] nlégèreté f

levity

levity

[ˈlɛvɪtɪ] (frm) n (frivolity) → frivolezza; (flippancy) → leggerezza