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frivolity

[fri-vol-i-tee] /frɪˈvɒl ɪ ti/
noun, plural 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.
Origin of frivolity
1790-1800
1790-1800; < French frivolité. See frivolous, -ity
Can be confused
frivolity, frivolousness.
Synonyms
1. self-indulgence, irresponsibility, triviality, abandon, levity, foolishness.
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Word Origin and History for frivolity
n.

1796, from French frivolité, from Old French frivole "frivolous," from Latin frivolus (see frivolous).

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