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levity

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noun lev·i·ty \ˈle-və-tē\

Simple Definition of levity

  • : a lack of seriousness

  • : an amusing quality

Full Definition of levity

  1. 1 :  excessive or unseemly frivolity

  2. 2 :  lack of steadiness :  changeableness

Examples of levity

  1. They managed to find some levity in the situation.

  2. <the teachers disapprove of any displays of levity during school assemblies>



Origin of levity

Latin levitat-, levitas, from levis light in weight — more at light


First Known Use: 1564

Rhymes with levity



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