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ˈfrɪv ə ləsfrivolous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. frivolous(adj)

    not serious in content or attitude or behavior

    "a frivolous novel"; "a frivolous remark"; "a frivolous young woman"


  1. frivolous(Adjective)

    Silly, especially at an inappropriate time or in an inappropriate manner.

    Etymology: From frivolus.

  2. frivolous(Adjective)

    Of little weight or importance; not worth notice; slight.

    Etymology: From frivolus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Frivolous(adj)

    of little weight or importance; not worth notice; slight; as, a frivolous argument

  2. Frivolous(adj)

    given to trifling; marked with unbecoming levity; silly; interested especially in trifling matters

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Frivolous

    friv′ol-us, adj. trifling: silly.—n. Frivol′ity, act or habit of trifling: levity.—adv. Friv′olously.—n. Friv′olousness. [Fr. frivole—L. frivolus.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of frivolous in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of frivolous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of frivolous in a Sentence

  1. Robert McEntyre:

    It's unfortunate that the union and their special-interest allies would rather spend resources on frivolous litigation in courtrooms than better instruction in our classrooms.

  2. Jessica Collins:

    USCIS has made a series of reforms designed to protect U.S. workers, increase our confidence in the eligibility of those who receive benefits, cut down on frivolous petitions, and improve the integrity and efficiency of the immigration petition process.

  3. Michael Avenatti:

    Mr. Johnson's claims are categorically false and frivolous, and his case will be thrown out of court.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Beauty, Fame and Power have their common denominator - they all are fickle. They can also be described as faithless, flighty and frivolous. They all enable you to soar high when they are with you, and yet they also drop you from the greatest heights without any prior warning. They all trip you up when you are least expecting it. Fools are hypnotized by them, while Wise manage them smartly keeping their feet firmly on the ground. Be Wise, and do not get carried away with Beauty, Fame and Power. Good luck!

  5. Andrew Cuomo:

    In New York, we won't be intimidated by frivolous court actions from a group of lobbyists bent on chipping away at commonsense gun safety laws that many responsible gun owners actually support. We have an obligation to protect New Yorkers, and this sham suit will do nothing to stop New Yorkers.

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