frivolousness

  • 1 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 …

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  • 2 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… …

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  • 3 frivolousness — noun see frivolous …

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  • 4 frivolousness — See frivolously. * * * …

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

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  • 6 frivolousness — n. state of not being serious, lightheartedness, state of being carefree …

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  • 7 frivolousness — n. See frivolity …

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  • 8 frivolousness — friv·o·lous·ness …

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  • 9 frivolousness — See: frivolous …

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

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

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  • 12 frivolous — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin frivolus Date: 15th century 1. a. of little weight or importance b. having no sound basis (as in fact or law) < a frivolous lawsuit > 2. a. lacking in seriousness b. marked by unbecoming levity •… …

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