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flippant

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of flippant

  1. making light of something usually regarded as serious or sacred <his flippant comment that the poor save on taxes offended many people> Synonyms cute, facetious, flip, pert, smart, smart-aleck, smart-alecky, smart-ass, smart-assed, smarty-pants, wise, wiseass Related Words flighty, frivolous; cheeky, cocky, fresh, impertinent, impish, impudent, mischievous, playful, roguish, sassy, saucy, waggish; disrespectful, rude; breezy, casual, glib, inappropriate, thoughtless Near Antonyms grave, serious, sober, solemn, somber (or sombre) Antonyms earnest, sincere




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