frivolity

frivolity
fri|vol|i|ty [frıˈvɔlıti US -ˈva:-] n plural frivolities
1.) [U and C]
behaviour or activities that are not serious or sensible, especially when you should be serious or sensible
I don't think such frivolity helps the organization's public image.
2.)
something that is silly and unimportant
Try not to be distracted by the frivolities of the world.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • Frivolity — 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • frivolity — 1796, from Fr. frivolité, from O.Fr. frivole frivolous, from L. frivolus (see FRIVOLOUS (Cf. frivolous)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • frivolity — levity, flippancy, light mindedness, volatility, flightiness, tightness Analogous words: trifling, flirting, dallying, coquetting, toying (see TRIFLE vb): play, sport, *fun, jest, game: gaiety, liveliness, vivaciousness, sprightliness (see… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • frivolity — [n] silliness, childishness coquetting, dallying, flightiness, flippancy, flirting, flummery, folly, fribble, frippery, frivolousness, fun, gaiety, game, giddiness, jest, levity, lightheartedness, lightness, nonsense, play, puerility, shallowness …   New thesaurus

  • frivolity — [fri väl′ə tē] n. [Fr frivolité] 1. the quality or condition of being frivolous 2. pl. frivolities a frivolous act or thing …   English World dictionary

  • frivolity — /fri vol i tee/, n., pl. frivolities for 2. 1. the quality or state of being frivolous: the frivolity of Mardi Gras. 2. a frivolous act or thing: It was a frivolity he had a hard time living down. [1790 1800; < F frivolité. See FRIVOLOUS, ITY]… …   Universalium

  • frivolity — [[t]frɪvɒ̱lɪti[/t]] frivolities N VAR If you refer to an activity as a frivolity, you think that it is amusing and rather silly, rather than serious and sensible. There is a serious message at the core of all this frivolity... He was one of my… …   English dictionary

  • frivolity — UK [frɪˈvɒlətɪ] / US [frɪˈvɑlətɪ] noun Word forms frivolity : singular frivolity plural frivolities a) [uncountable] silly behaviour or attitudes b) [countable] something that is silly …   English dictionary

  • frivolity — noun 1 (U) lack of serious or sensible thought or behaviour: Your frivolity is out of place on such a solemn occasion. 2 frivolities (plural) a) silly or amusing actions or words, especially in a situation where you should be serious or sensible… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • frivolity — noun everyone needs a little frivolity now and again Syn: lightheartedness, levity, joking, jocularity, gaiety, fun, frivolousness, silliness, foolishness, flightiness, skittishness; superficiality, shallowness, flippancy, vacuity, empty… …   Thesaurus of popular words

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