flippantly


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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.flippantly - in a flippant mannerflippantly - in a flippant manner; "he answered the reporters' questions flippantly"; "this cannot be airily explained to your children"
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Translations
بِفَظاظَه،بِوَقاحَه
lehkomyslněprostořece
henkastet
kæruleysislega, meî óskammfeilni
ľahkomyseľne
küstahçasaygısızca

flippantly

[ˈflɪpəntlɪ] ADV [answer, talk] → con poca seriedad
such words should not be used flippantlyesas palabras no deberían usarse con ligereza or ligeramente
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

flippantly

[ˈflɪpəntli] adv [speak, answer] → avec désinvolture
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

flippantly

adv answer, sayleichtfertig; (= disrespectfully)schnodd(e)rig (inf)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

flippantly

[ˈflɪpəntlɪ] adv (speak) → in modo poco serio
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

flippant

(ˈflipənt) adjective
not serious enough about important matters. a flippant reply.
flipˈpantly adverb
ˈflippancy noun
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
References in classic literature ?
Coglan, flippantly. "The terrestrial, globular, planetary hunk of matter, slightly flattened at the poles, and known as the Earth, is my abode.
He thought that he had already had time to lose his temper with Ivan, to show coolness to his brother, and to talk flippantly with Katavasov.
There was no doubt that he was a fine scholar, and he was engaged on a work which was quite in the right tradition: he was writing a treatise on the trees in Latin literature; but he talked of it flippantly, as though it were a pastime of no great importance, like billiards, which engaged his leisure but was not to be considered with seriousness.
Contrasted with the inconceivable antiquity of this modest fossil, those other things were flippantly modern--jejune--mere matters of day-before-yesterday.
Some one shall pay well for this, Jav, and unless I mistake it is yourself who has dared thus flippantly to trifle with the good nature of your jeddak.
"He will jog back -- as Magdalen flippantly expressed it -- in the miller's gig."
of which Tim speaks so flippantly. But that semi-elected, semi-nominated body of a few score of persons of both sexes, controls this planet.
"He asserts very flippantly things that he only guesses at."
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross flippantly told CNBC: "What are we going to do, invade Hong Kong?" and described the event as an "internal matter".
'I generally dislike shows on the Mazak Raat format for their hateful nature of comedy but Joke Dar Joke on GNN tonight went the disgusting route of mocking domestic abuse so flippantly,' he wrote in a post.
This time, however, the handset sports a very light shade of purple, which some fans of the Avengers movie are flippantly calling 'Thanos Purple' variant.
How about with working people and taxpayers being taxed at the highest rate for 50 years that the left-wing Tories stop spending our money so flippantly, build more prisons with the money saved and reduce the early release of prisoners?