Frivolously
Frivolous Friv"o*lous, a. [L. frivolus; prob. akin to friare to rub, crumble, E. friable: cf. F. frivole.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of little weight or importance; not worth notice; slight; as, a frivolous argument. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

2. Given to trifling; marked with unbecoming levity; silly; interested especially in trifling matters. [1913 Webster]

His personal tastes were low and frivolous. --Macaulay.

Syn: Trifling; trivial; slight; petty; worthless. -- {Friv"o*lous*ly}, adv. -- {Friv"o*lous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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