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.
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.>
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up frivolity? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).