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frivolous

[friv-uh-luhs]
adjective
1.
characterized by lack of seriousness or sense: frivolous conduct.
2.
self-indulgently carefree; unconcerned about or lacking any serious purpose.
3.
(of a person) given to trifling or undue levity: a frivolous, empty-headed person.
4.
of little or no weight, worth, or importance; not worthy of serious notice: a frivolous suggestion.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English < Latin frīvolus worthless, trifling; see -ous

frivolously, adverb
frivolousness, noun
unfrivolous, adjective
unfrivolously, adverb
unfrivolousness, noun

frivolity, frivolousness.


3. idle, silly, foolish, childish, puerile. 4. light, trifling, petty, paltry, trivial, flimsy.


3. serious. 4. weighty.
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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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frivolous
1540s, from L. frivolus "silly, empty, trifling, brittle," dim. of *frivos "broken, crumbled," from friare "break, rub away, crumble." Related: Frivolously.
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