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fri·vol·i·ty

 (frĭ-vŏl′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. fri·vol·i·ties
1. The quality or condition of being frivolous.
2. A frivolous act or thing.
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fri•vol•i•ty

(frɪˈvɒl ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the quality or state of being frivolous.
2. a frivolous act or thing.
[1790–1800; < French]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.frivolity - the trait of being frivolous; not serious or sensible
trait - a distinguishing feature of your personal nature
giddiness, silliness - an impulsive scatterbrained manner
levity - a manner lacking seriousness
playfulness, fun - a disposition to find (or make) causes for amusement; "her playfulness surprised me"; "he was fun to be with"
serious-mindedness, earnestness, seriousness, sincerity - the trait of being serious; "a lack of solemnity is not necessarily a lack of seriousness"- Robert Rice
2.frivolity - something of little value or significance
small beer, trivia, triviality, trifle - something of small importance
3.frivolity - acting like a clown or buffoonfrivolity - acting like a clown or buffoon  
foolery, tomfoolery, lunacy, craziness, folly, indulgence - foolish or senseless behavior
schtick, schtik, shtick, shtik - (Yiddish) a prank or piece of clowning; "his shtik made us laugh"
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frivolity

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frivolity

noun
Something or things that are unimportant:
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Translations
طَيْش، عدم جَدِّيَّه، اسْتِهْتارعَبَث، تُرَّهَه، تَوافِه
pošetilostpovrchnost
pjankpjankethed
hégómi, einskisverîur hluturléttúî, alvöruleysi
pochabosť
avarelikgönül eğlendirmehavailikhoppalık

frivolity

[frɪˈvɒlɪtɪ] N (gen) → frivolidad f
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frivolity

[frɪˈvɒlɪti] nfrivolité f
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frivolity

nFrivolität f; (of appearance, writer)unseriöse Art
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frivolity

[frɪˈvɒlɪtɪ] nfrivolezza
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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.
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References in classic literature ?
All those frivolities of summer, the light and shadow, the living mask of green that trembled over everything, they were lies, and this is what was underneath.
"In that case, monsieur will be able to aid me in finding out what was mademoiselle's reason for making me sit before her sofa one mortal hour, listening to the most copious and fluent dissertation on the merest frivolities."
Her time was past, she said, for such frivolities, and she offered the instrument for the breakfast cap of which Saxon had made so good a success.
There were no speeches, there was but little talk, there were no frivolities; the Council filled themselves gradually, steadily, but surely, with beer, and conducted themselves with sedate decorum, as became men of position, men of influence, men of manure.
Those who live on the frivolities of mankind, or, what is the same thing, their luxuries, have two sets of victims to plunder--the consumer, and the real producer, or the operative.
It is no imputation upon him to say he has not, because young men who have plunged deeply into the frivolities and conventionalities of society, very seldom have.
Brownlow, 'and your mother, wholly given up to continental frivolities, had utterly forgotten the young husband ten good years her junior, who, with prospects blighted, lingered on at home, he fell among new friends.
The first Saturday night of any other pleasure excursion might have been devoted to whist and dancing; but I submit it to the unprejudiced mind if it would have been in good taste for us to engage in such frivolities, considering what we had gone through and the frame of mind we were in.
FOLLOW OUR GUIDE TO MAKE SURE YOUR FESTIVE FRIVOLITIES ARE FUN FOR EVERY ONE - YOURSELF INCLUDED IF YOU have found yourself with the responsibility for organising a festive get together of friends, family or work colleagues, it's not too late to get everything sorted - but you'll want to move quickly if you are to make sure your favourite restaurant or nightspot isn't fully booked.
He explained that he would not have reacted to the information as provided by the top security sources, but for the fact that those who obliged him with the information, were not known for frivolities and flippant talks.