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flippancy

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noun flip·pan·cy \ˈfli-pən(t)-sē\

Definition of flippancy

plural

flippancies

  1. :  unbecoming levity or pertness especially in respect to grave or sacred matters



Examples of flippancy in a sentence

  1. <no one appreciates your flippancy during our religious services>



1746

First Known Use of flippancy

1746


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