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Meaning of FRIVOLOUS

Pronunciation:  'frivulus

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  not serious in content or attitude or behavior; "a frivolous novel"; "a frivolous remark"; "a frivolous young woman"

FRIVOLOUS is a 9 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: airheaded, dizzy, empty-headed, featherbrained, flighty, flippant, flyaway, giddy, idle, light, lightheaded, light-headed, light-minded, silly, trivial
 Antonyms: serious
 See Also: superficial



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Friv"o*lous\, a. [L. frivolus; prob. akin to friare
to rub, crumble, E. friable: cf. F. frivole.]
1. Of little weight or importance; not worth notice; slight;
   as, a frivolous argument. --Swift.

2. Given to trifling; marked with unbecoming levity; silly;
   interested especially in trifling matters.

         His personal tastes were low and frivolous.

Syn: Trifling; trivial; slight; petty; worthless. --
     {Friv"o*lous*ly}, adv. -- {Friv"o*lous*ness}, n.

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