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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.
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