flippancy


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flip·pant

 (flĭp′ənt)
adj.
1. Marked by disrespectful levity or casualness; pert: apologized for his flippant remark.
2. Archaic Talkative; voluble.

[Probably from flip.]

flip′pan·cy n.
flip′pant·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flippancy - inappropriate levity; "her mood changed and she was all lightness and joy"
levity - a manner lacking seriousness

flippancy

noun frivolity, cheek (informal), irreverence, impertinence, levity, glibness, cheekiness, sauciness, pertness, disrespectfulness His flippancy subsided rapidly.
Translations
فَظاظَه، وَقاحَه
lehkomyslnostprostořekost
overfladiskhed
kæruleysi, óskammfeilni
küstahlıksaygısızlık

flippancy

[ˈflɪpənsɪ] Nligereza f, frivolidad f, falta f de seriedad
she was irritated by his flippancyestaba molesta por su frivolidad or falta de seriedad
there was a note of flippancy in her voicehabía un dejo de ligereza or frivolidad en su voz

flippancy

[ˈflɪpənsi] ndésinvolture f

flippancy

nLeichtfertigkeit f; (= disrespectfulness)Schnodd(e)rigkeit f

flippancy

[ˈflɪpənsɪ] nfrivolezza

flippant

(ˈflipənt) adjective
not serious enough about important matters. a flippant reply.
flipˈpantly adverb
ˈflippancy noun
References in classic literature ?
Miss Waterford, torn between the aestheticism of her early youth, when she used to go to parties in sage green, holding a daffodil, and the flippancy of her maturer years, which tended to high heels and Paris frocks, wore a new hat.
Nothing could be in worse taste than misplaced flippancy; and he answered somewhat stiffly: "Yes, you have been away a very long time."
"Don't banter me," she said, wounded at what appeared to be his flippancy. He did not mind the entreaty, but the tone with its delicate note of pathos was like a reproach.
He pretended not to notice anything, and then in an instant he froze everything with a flippancy which jarred horribly at the time, but has ever since touched me more than all.
There was never here any of that flashing humour which made the other masters suspect him of flippancy. Finding time for everything in his busy day, he was able at certain intervals to take separately for a quarter of an hour or twenty minutes the boys whom he was preparing for confirmation.
Indeed, there was too lightsome a tone of flippancy all through the paper.
It is astonishing what ease and courage their little phrases of flippancy had given me; the idea by which I had been awed was that the youthful beings before me, with their dark nun-like robes and softly braided hair, were a kind of half-angels.
In the ecstatic solemnity with which she swore her faith to him the ordinary sensibilities of sex seemed a flippancy. At a pause in the service, while they were kneeling together, she unconsciously inclined herself towards him, so that her shoulder touched his arm; she had been frightened by a passing thought, and the movement had been automatic, to assure herself that he was really there, and to fortify her belief that his fidelity would be proof against all things.
It shows how he yields to temptation and lives for the most part in reckless sin, but at last in spite of all his flippancy and folly is saved by Perseverance and Repentance, pardoned through God's mercy, and assured of salvation.
with something ludicrously grotesque about them, which might, at any moment, provoke her to such flippancy as would shock her colleagues for ever.
"Not its flippancy, father," said Mary, quickly, fearing that her mother would be displeased.
"The flippancy of the half-educated is more obstructive to science than the obtuseness of the ignorant," said he.