Tuesday, March 19, 2002
levity noun [LEV-uh-tee] Lightness of manner or speech, especially when inappropriate or excessive; frivolity.
Definitions for levity
- Lightness of manner or speech, especially when inappropriate or excessive; frivolity.
- Lack of steadiness or constancy; changeableness.
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Citations for levity
They sat there in their formal bargeman's rig . . . looking solemn: they were part of a ceremony, and levity, winking, whispering, smiling, had no place in it.
I must say that if the doctor was indulging in levity at my expense, it is a levity I find in the worst possible taste.
Origin of levity
Levity is from Latin levitas, from levis, "light."