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Definition of "frivolity" []

  • The quality or condition of being frivolous. (noun)
  • A frivolous act or thing. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "frivolity" in a sentence
  • "CherriesCherries bring with them a certain frivolity, a carefree joy like hearing the far-off laughter of a child at play."
  • "If women did not waste life in frivolity, men would not waste it in murder."
  • "It profitably occupies that time which, if wasted in frivolity and indulgence, leads to the worst consequences; and in teaching others, a double blessing often descends upon the teacher."