Definition of flippancy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈflɪp(ə)nsi/


[mass noun]
Lack of respect or seriousness; frivolousness: she was infuriated by his careless flippancy
More example sentences
  • He started cracking jokes, contrasting the flippancy of opposition politics with the weight of responsibility he had to bear.
  • The photographs reveal that there is space for laughter, for flippancy, for beauty and fun in a country beset with internecine and identity-based troubles.
  • To some he appeared disorganized, slapdash, cheerful to the point of flippancy.
disrespect, irreverence, facetiousness, cheek, cheekiness, pertness, overfamiliarity
British informal sauciness
North American informal sassiness

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