Humor or frivolity, especially the treatment of a serious matter with humor or in a manner lacking due respect: as an attempt to introduce a note of levity, the words were a disastrous flop
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- 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'.