Synonyms for frivolous

Grammar : Adj
Spell : friv-uh-luhs
Phonetic Transcription : ˈfrɪv ə ləs

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Définition of frivolous

Origin :
  • mid-15c., from Latin frivolus "silly, empty, trifling, worthless, brittle," diminutive of *frivos "broken, crumbled," from friare "break, rub away, crumble." Related: Frivolously; frivolousness.
  • adj trivial, silly
Example sentences :
  • He is a gay, light, frivolous young fellow, and will only smile in your face.
  • Extract from : « Tanglewood Tales » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • But her son,—her son was the great object of all her thoughts, serious or frivolous.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 5 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • Frivolous you are, and love to be, undoubtedly; but you must have some heart.'
  • Extract from : « Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit » by Charles Dickens
  • And if you only knew how ignorant and frivolous these women are, despite all their conceit!
  • Extract from : « The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete » by Emile Zola
  • But then you always were rather—well, frivolous, weren't you?
  • Extract from : « Roden's Corner » by Henry Seton Merriman
  • It is too frivolous, and suggests no food to the thoughtful mind.
  • Extract from : « Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 14, July 2, 1870 » by Various
  • This prevented our table from getting the reputation of being funny or frivolous.
  • Extract from : « In a Steamer Chair and Other Stories » by Robert Barr
  • None but the frivolous or the indolent will say, “I am too old to learn.”
  • Extract from : « Self-Help » by Samuel Smiles
  • Perhaps I have pictured some few of them as frivolous and shallow.
  • Extract from : « Priestess of the Flame » by Sewell Peaslee Wright
  • There was a lady known for her frivolous behaviour who began to seek his favour.
  • Extract from : « Father Sergius » by Leo Tolstoy

Antonyms for frivolous

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