frivolity

noun fri·vol·i·ty \ fri-ˈvä-lə-tē \
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

Definition of frivolity

plural frivolities
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

  1. He has no patience for frivolity.

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

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Origin and Etymology of frivolity


FRIVOLITY Defined for English Language Learners

frivolity

noun

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

noun fri·vol·i·ty \ fri-ˈvä-lə-tē \

Definition of frivolity for Students

plural frivolities
:a lack of seriousness
  • He treats school with frivolity.


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