Definition of Frivolity

1. Noun. The trait of being frivolous; not serious or sensible.

Exact synonyms: Frivolousness
Generic synonyms: Trait
Specialized synonyms: Giddiness, Silliness, Levity, Fun, Playfulness
Derivative terms: Frivolous, Frivolous
Antonyms: Seriousness



2. Noun. Something of little value or significance.
Exact synonyms: Bagatelle, Fluff, Frippery
Generic synonyms: Small Beer, Trifle, Trivia, Triviality

3. Noun. Acting like a clown or buffoon.
Exact synonyms: Buffoonery, Clowning, Harlequinade, Japery, Prank
Generic synonyms: Craziness, Folly, Foolery, Indulgence, Lunacy, Tomfoolery
Specialized synonyms: Schtick, Schtik, Shtick, Shtik
Derivative terms: Clown, Frivolous

Definition of Frivolity

1. n. The condition or quality of being frivolous; also, acts or habits of trifling; unbecoming levity of disposition.

Definition of Frivolity

1. Noun. frivolous act ¹

2. Noun. state of being frivolous ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Frivolity

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Frivolity

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Literary usage of Frivolity

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1. German Literature by Wolfgang Menzel (1840)
"frivolity. WE shall first speak of the frivolity of modern times; ... frivolity necessarily appeared in literature as soon as men began to look upon the ..."

2. Estimates in Art by Frank Jewett Mather (1916)
"And as for the issue of frivolity, ... and by the time the overt frivolity of his subject-matter has filtered through his imagination the residuum should be ..."

3. Heretics by Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1905)
"XVI — On Mr. McCabe and a Divine frivolity A CRITIC once remonstrated with me saying, with an air of indignant reasonableness, "If you must make jokes, ..."

4. The Collected Works of Theodore Parker: Minister of the Twenty-eighth by Theodore Parker, Frances Power Cobbe (1872)
"frivolity. I DO not know which is the saddest sight to see,—the house-breaker and the harlot in jail, or the frivolous voluptuary in his saloon or coach. ..."

5. A Philosophical Dictionary by Voltaire (1824)
"frivolity. WHAT persuades me still more of the existence of providence, said the profound author of " Bacha Bille- boquet," is, that to console us for our ..."

6. Utilitarianism by John Stuart Mill (1899)
"implied superiority to frivolity and the mere pleasures of the moment. And this perverted use is the only one in which the word is popularly known, ..."

7. France, Social, Literary, Political by Henry Lytton Bulwer Dalling and Bulwer (1857)
"GAYETY AND frivolity. The Place de Vendome during the Regency and at the time of Law —The calamities of that time, darkening every thing else, ..."

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