Definition of frivolous in English:

frivolous

Line breaks: friv|olous
Pronunciation: /ˈfrɪv(ə)ləs
 
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adjective

Derivatives

frivolously

adverb
More example sentences
  • I don't feel it's something to be taken lightly or frivolously.
  • I could never frivolously spend money like that.
  • Giant hogweed is not to be dealt with frivolously.

frivolousness

noun
More example sentences
  • But if you want to be pleasantly lulled into a state of happy frivolousness, check out Dorf and his comedy collection.
  • But as it stands, Man's Best Friend is a decent horror film occasionally hindered by the cruelty inherent in its subject matter and an awkward frivolousness in tone.
  • Most children exude such joy and frivolousness.

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin frivolus 'silly, trifling' + -ous.

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