HyperDic: frivolous

English > 1 sense of the word frivolous:
ADJECTIVEallfrivolousnot serious in content or attitude or behavior
frivolous > pronunciation
Soundsfrih'vahlahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > frivolous: 1 sense > adjective 1
Meaningnot serious in content or attitude or behavior.
Examples
  • "a frivolous novel"
  • "a frivolous remark"
  • "a frivolous young woman"
Attribute ofseriousness, earnestness, serious-mindedness, sincerityThe trait of being serious
Narrowerairheaded, dizzy, empty-headed, featherbrained, giddy, light-headed, lightheaded, sillylacking seriousness
flighty, flyaway, head-in-the-clouds, scatterbrainedGuided by whim and fancy
flippant, light-mindedshowing inappropriate / inappropriate levity
idle, lightSilly or trivial
lightIntended primarily as entertainment
trivialconcerned with trivialities
See alsosuperficialConcerned with or comprehending only what is apparent or obvious
Oppositeseriousconcerned with work or important matters rather than play or trivialities
Spanishfrívolo
Catalanfrívol, trivial
Nounsfrivolityacting like a clown or buffoon
frivolity, frivolousnessthe trait of being frivolous
Adverbsfrivolouslyin a frivolous manner

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