Synonyms for levity

Grammar : Noun
Spell : lev-i-tee
Phonetic Transcription : ˈlɛv ɪ ti

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Définition of levity

Origin :
  • "want of seriousness, frivolity," 1560s, from Latin levitatem (nominative levitas) "lightness, frivolity," from levis "light" in weight (see lever) + -ity.
  • noun funniness, silliness
Example sentences :
  • Kitty should not have smiled, but she did; she should have rebuked his levity, but she didn't.
  • Extract from : « In the Midst of Alarms » by Robert Barr
  • The dismay and the scorn of Mr Verloc found vent in an attempt at levity.
  • Extract from : « The Secret Agent » by Joseph Conrad
  • For the Assistant Commissioner was not constitutionally inclined to levity.
  • Extract from : « The Secret Agent » by Joseph Conrad
  • How sad that the word "giddy" is used to imply wantonness or levity!
  • Extract from : « Alarms and Discursions » by G. K. Chesterton
  • And I must strongly object to the spirit of levity which I find in your paper.
  • Extract from : « Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 14, July 2, 1870 » by Various
  • She could not away with the freedom of society, and the levity of mirth.
  • Extract from : « Imogen » by William Godwin
  • Love, which is the essence of God, is not for levity, but for the total worth of man.
  • Extract from : « Essays, First Series » by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • I'll not have this levity and slackness, and talk about pictures and churches.
  • Extract from : « Where Angels Fear to Tread » by E. M. Forster
  • But politics rest on necessary foundations, and cannot be treated with levity.
  • Extract from : « Essays, Second Series » by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • But Sunny passed over his levity and seized upon his suggestion.
  • Extract from : « The Twins of Suffering Creek » by Ridgwell Cullum

Antonyms for levity

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