flippancy
noun (plural -cies) Date: 1746 unbecoming levity or pertness especially in respect to grave or sacred matters

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  • Flippancy — Flip pan*cy, n.[See {Flippant}.] The state or quality of being flippant. [1913 Webster] This flippancy of language. Bp. Hurd. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flippancy — [flip′ən sē] n. 1. the quality or state of being flippant 2. pl. flippancies a flippant act or remark * * * See flippant. * * * …   Universalium

  • flippancy — index disrespect Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • flippancy — 1746, from FLIPPANT (Cf. flippant) + CY (Cf. cy) …   Etymology dictionary

  • flippancy — levity, *lightness, light mindedness, frivolity, volatility, flightiness Analogous words: sauciness, pertness, archness (see corresponding adjectives at SAUCY): impishness, waggishness, roguishness, mischievousness, playfulness (see corresponding …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • flippancy — [n] irreverence archness, cheek, cheekiness, cockiness, disrespectfulness, flightiness, freshness, frivolity, impertinence, impishness, impudence, levity, lightness, mischievousness, pertness, playfulness, roguishness, rudeness, sauciness,… …   New thesaurus

  • flippancy — [flip′ən sē] n. 1. the quality or state of being flippant 2. pl. flippancies a flippant act or remark …   English World dictionary

  • flippancy — flippant ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not showing the proper seriousness or respect. DERIVATIVES flippancy noun flippantly adverb. ORIGIN originally in the senses «nimble» and «talkative»: from FLIP(Cf. ↑flip) …   English terms dictionary

  • flippancy — noun /ˈflɪ.pən.si,ˈflɪ.pɛn.si,ˈflɪ.pɛnt.si/ A disrespectful levity or pertness especially in respect to grave or sacred matters. See Also: flippant …   Wiktionary

  • flippancy — Synonyms and related words: absentmindedness, banter, booing, brashness, brassiness, brazenfacedness, brazenness, carelessness, catcalling, chaffing, cheek, cheekiness, cockiness, contempt, derision, discourtesy, disregard, disregardfulness,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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