levity
noun Etymology: Latin levitat-, levitas, from levis light in weight — more at light Date: 1564 1. excessive or unseemly frivolity 2. lack of steadiness ; changeableness

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  • Levity — Lev i*ty (l[e^]v [i^]*t[y^]), n. [L. levitas, fr. levis light in weight; akin to levare to raise. See {Lever}, n.] 1. The quality of weighing less than something else of equal bulk; relative lightness, especially as shown by rising through, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Levity — may refer to * a sense of amusement, the opposite of gravitas * Levity (film). * Levity (soundtrack), the same titled soundtracked for the film. * Levity (music group) levity Levity to alternatywno freestyle’owe trio jazzowe, założone w 2005 roku …   Wikipedia

  • Levity — Título Levity Ficha técnica Dirección Ed Solomon Dirección artística Pierre Perrault. Diseño de producción François Se …   Wikipedia Español

  • levity — (n.) want of seriousness, frivolity, 1560s, from L. levitatem (nom. levitas) lightness, frivolity, from levis light in weight (see LEVER (Cf. lever)) + ITY (Cf. ity) …   Etymology dictionary

  • levity — tightness, light mindedness, frivolity, flippancy, volatility, flightiness Analogous words: foolishness or folly, silliness, absurdity (see corresponding adjectives at FOOLISH): gaiety, liveliness, spright liness, vivaciousness or vivacity (see… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • levity — [n] funniness, silliness absurdity, amusement, buoyancy, facetiousness, festivity, fickleness, flightiness, flippancy, folly, foolishness, frivolity, giddiness, happiness, high spirits, hilarity, jocularity, laughs, lightheartedness, mirth,… …   New thesaurus

  • levity — ► NOUN ▪ the treatment of a serious matter with humour or lack of respect. ORIGIN Latin levitas, from levis light …   English terms dictionary

  • levity — [lev′i tē] n. pl. levities [OFr levité < L levitas < levis, LIGHT2] 1. Rare lightness of weight; buoyancy 2. lightness or gaiety of disposition, conduct, or speech; esp., improper or unbecoming gaiety or flippancy; lack of seriousness;… …   English World dictionary

  • Levity — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel Levity Produktionsland USA, Frankreich …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Levity — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Levity >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 levity levity Sgm: N 1 lightness lightness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 imponderability imponderability buoyancy volatility GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 feather feather …   English dictionary for students

  • levity — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) I n. frivolity (see folly); lightness (see levity). II Lightness in weight Nouns 1. levity, lightness, buoyancy, imponderability, weightlessness, volatility, airiness, levitation; fermentation,… …   English dictionary for students

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