Definition of frivolity
1 : the quality or state of being frivolous He has no patience for frivolity.
2 : a frivolous act or thing He spends money on the latest fashions and other frivolities.
Examples of frivolity in a Sentence
He has no patience for frivolity.
He spends money on the latest fashions and other frivolities.
Recent Examples of frivolity from the Web
And yet, there’s no frivolity here, nothing added that doesn’t support the car’s raison d’être.
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Origin and Etymology of frivolity
First Known Use: 1764
FRIVOLITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of frivolity for English Language Learners
: a lack of seriousness : the quality or state of being silly or frivolous
: something that is unnecessary or silly
FRIVOLITY Defined for Kids
Definition of frivolity for Students
: a lack of seriousness He treats school with frivolity.
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