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
Virginia Tech historian Paul Quigley Even in their earliest days, Fourth celebrations were no strangers to frivolity.
Bypassing such frivolity, here are the All-Star picks of a broken-down, but still best-looking, baseball writer at The Seattle Times.
Taylor’s death, compounded by the loss of several other friends and family members in short succession, marked the end of Portis’s trademark frivolity.
After three rounds of bombs-away frivolity, Erin Hills sobered up.
All-Star Game (which Miami will host next month) has seen the game itself usurped by the frivolity of the Home Run Derby.
Her costumes are outlandish and her attitude is pure diva — but her frivolity has a worthy nonconformist agenda behind it.
Grande’s statement got to the heart of the inimitable function a pop concert can serve in a world where teenage girls are consistently undermined, where their enthusiasm is dismissed as frivolity and their struggles dismissed as melodrama.
Varda remains restrained and attentive in the presence of outrage and heartbreak, frivolity and frustration.
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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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