noun (plural levities)[mass noun]
- The treatment of a serious matter with humour or lack of due respect: as an attempt to introduce a note of levity, the words were a disastrous flopMore example sentences
light-heartedness, carefreeness, light-mindedness, high spirits, vivacity, liveliness, conviviality, cheerfulness, cheeriness, humour, gaiety, fun, jocularity, hilarity, frivolity, frivolousness, amusement, mirth, laughter, merriment, glee, comedy, funniness, wit, wittiness, jollity, joviality, joking, drollery, good cheer, sportiveness, nonsense, irreverence, facetiousness, flippancy, blitheness, triviality, silliness, foolishness, childishness, giddiness, skittishness
- As bad and as damaging as this in-house report is, we are told that it was all a matter of levity and humour.
- Maybe it was too much levity given the subject matter.
- There is no excuse or reason for levity or humour on a day like yesterday.
mid 16th century: from Latin levitas, from levis 'light'.