levity


lev·i·ty

noun \ˈle-və-tē\

: a lack of seriousness

: an amusing quality

Full Definition of LEVITY

1
:  excessive or unseemly frivolity
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

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