frivolity

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noun fri·vol·i·ty \fri-ˈvä-lə-tē\

Definition of frivolity

plural

frivolities

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being frivolous He has no patience for frivolity.

  2. 2 :  a frivolous act or thing He spends money on the latest fashions and other frivolities.

Examples of frivolity in a Sentence

  1. He has no patience for frivolity.

  2. He spends money on the latest fashions and other frivolities.

Origin and Etymology of frivolity

see frivolous


First Known Use: 1764


FRIVOLITY Defined for English Language Learners

frivolity

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noun fri·vol·i·ty \fri-ˈvä-lə-tē\

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

frivolity

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noun fri·vol·i·ty \fri-ˈvä-lə-tē\

Definition of frivolity for Students

plural

frivolities

  1. :  a lack of seriousness He treats school with frivolity.



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