Frivolousness
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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  • frivolousness — frivolous ► ADJECTIVE 1) not having any serious purpose or value. 2) (of a person) carefree and superficial. DERIVATIVES frivolity noun frivolously adverb frivolousness noun. ORIGIN Latin frivolus silly, trifling …   English terms dictionary

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  • frivolousness — noun a) The quality of being frivolous; frivolity b) The result of being frivolous …   Wiktionary

  • frivolousness — n. state of not being serious, lightheartedness, state of being carefree …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • frivolousness — friv·o·lous·ness …   English syllables

  • frivolousness — See: frivolous …   English dictionary

  • frivolousness — noun the trait of being frivolous; not serious or sensible • Syn: ↑frivolity • Ant: ↑seriousness (for: ↑frivolity) • Derivationally related forms: ↑frivolous, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • frivolity — noun 1. the trait of being frivolous; not serious or sensible • Syn: ↑frivolousness • Ant: ↑seriousness • Derivationally related forms: ↑frivolous (for: ↑frivolousness), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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