Flippantness Flip"pant*ness, n. State or quality of being flippant. [1913 Webster]

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  • flippantness — flip·pant·ness …   English syllables

  • flippantness — noun see flippant * * * flippˈancy or flippˈantness noun 1. Pert fluency of speech 2. Impertinence 3. Levity • • • Main Entry: ↑flippant …   Useful english dictionary

  • flippant — flippancy, flippantness, n. flippantly, adv. /flip euhnt/, adj. 1. frivolously disrespectful, shallow, or lacking in seriousness; characterized by levity: The audience was shocked by his flippant remarks about patriotism. 2. Chiefly Dial. nimble …   Universalium

  • flippant — /ˈflɪpənt / (say flipuhnt) adjective 1. clever or pert in speech. 2. characterised by a shallow or disrespectful levity. 3. Obsolete voluble; talkative. 4. Obsolete nimble, limber, or pliant. {origin obscure, but compare Icelandic fleipa babble}… …   Australian English dictionary

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