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Meaning of FRIVOLITY

Pronunciation:  fri'vâlitee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  acting like a clown or buffoon
  2. [n]  something of little value or significance
  3. [n]  the trait of being frivolous; not serious or sensible

FRIVOLITY is a 9 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: bagatelle, buffoonery, clowning, fluff, frippery, frivolousness, harlequinade, prank
 Antonyms: earnestness, serious-mindedness, seriousness, sincerity
 See Also: folly, foolery, fun, giddiness, indulgence, levity, playfulness, silliness, stuff, sundries, sundry, tomfoolery, trait, whatchamacallit, whatsis



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Fri*vol"i*ty\, n.; pl. {Frivolities}. [Cg. F.
frivolit['e]. See {Frivolous}.]
The condition or quality of being frivolous; also, acts or
habits of trifling; unbecoming levity of disposition.

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