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ˈfrɪv ə ləsfriv·o·lous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. frivolousadjective

    not serious in content or attitude or behavior

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

Wiktionary

  1. frivolousadjective

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

    Etymology: From frivolus.

  2. frivolousadjective

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

    Etymology: From frivolus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Frivolousadjective

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

  2. Frivolousadjective

    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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Numerology

  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. Edward Bulwer-Lytton:

    A life of pleasure makes even the strongest mind frivolous at last.

  2. 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.

  3. James Comey:

    And I expect a report on them, not on the handling of classified information because that's frivolous, but on, ‘Did I comply with policy? Did I comply with my employment agreement?’.

  4. Kirstjen Nielsen:

    this administration will not tolerate frivolous asylum claims or illegal entry.

  5. Orin Snyder:

    He has asked Fica Frio for evidence to substantiate the allegations. Fica Frio ignored Jerry and instead filed this frivolous lawsuit.

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