frivolity

[fri-vol-i-tee]
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:
1790–1800; < French frivolité. See frivolous, -ity

frivolity, frivolousness.


1. self-indulgence, irresponsibility, triviality, abandon, levity, foolishness.
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frivolous (ˈfrɪvələs)
 
adj
1.  not serious or sensible in content, attitude, or behaviour; silly: a frivolous remark
2.  unworthy of serious or sensible treatment; unimportant: frivolous details
 
[C15: from Latin frīvolus silly, worthless]
 
'frivolously
 
adv
 
'frivolousness
 
n
 
frivolity
 
n

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frivolity
1796, from Fr. frivolité (see frivolous).
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Example sentences
And few have so nimbly walked the line between function and frivolity.
Interviews are expected to have a small amount of frivolity.
In political circles, fashion is a loaded term, smacking of frivolity and
  vanity.
The town's mayor and the school's principal make sure the place runs on a tight
  schedule that is short on fun and frivolity.
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