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Definition of "flippancy" []

  • A disrespectful levity or pertness especially in respect to grave or sacred matters. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "flippancy" in a sentence
  • "As Schwiebert once quietly complained to me, “a time in media when flippancy is substituted for genuine knowledge.”"
  • "Part of it, if I may be excused a moment of flippancy, is that they are doing such a good job of making fools of themselves (and sometimes of Tolkien) that I see no reason to add my own meed of incapacity."
  • "But behind his flippancy was a certain grim disquiet: who or what had incited this magic sword to slay him?"