What does levity mean?

Definitions for levityˈlɛv ɪ ti

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word levity.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. levity(noun)

    feeling an inappropriate lack of seriousness

  2. levity(noun)

    a manner lacking seriousness


  1. levity(Noun)

    lightness of manner or speech, frivolity

  2. levity(Noun)

    lack of steadiness

  3. levity(Noun)

    The state or quality of being light, buoyancy

  4. levity(Noun)

    A lighthearted or frivolous act

Webster Dictionary

  1. Levity(noun)

    the quality of weighing less than something else of equal bulk; relative lightness, especially as shown by rising through, or floating upon, a contiguous substance; buoyancy; -- opposed to gravity

  2. Levity(noun)

    lack of gravity and earnestness in deportment or character; trifling gayety; frivolity; sportiveness; vanity

  3. Levity(noun)

    lack of steadiness or constancy; disposition to change; fickleness; volatility


  1. Levity

    Levity is a soundtrack produced by Mark Oliver Everett for the 2003 film of the same name. Two of the tracks were used for the film Knocked Up.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Levity

    lev′it-i, n. lightness of weight: lightness of temper or conduct: thoughtlessness: disposition to trifle: vanity. [L. levitat-emlĕvis, light.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of levity in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of levity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. George Bernard Shaw:

    Take the utmost trouble to find the right thing to say, and then say it with the utmost levity.

  2. George Bernard Shaw:

    My method is to take the utmost trouble to find the right thing to say, and then to say it with the utmost levity.

  3. Derek Rucker:

    Brands played it safe, using a lot of levity and humor, we didn't see too many emotional or too many deep ads. Most of them played it really safe, really light-hearted.

  4. George Walker Bush:

    Barbara Bush was a fabulous First Lady and a woman unlike any other who brought levity, love and literacy to millions, to us, she was so much more. Mom kept us on our toes and kept us laughing until the end.

  5. Friedrich Nietzsche:

    The certain prospect of death could sweeten every life with a precious and fragrant drop of levity- and now you strange apothecary souls have turned it into an ill-tasting drop of poison that makes the whole of life repulsive.

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Translations for levity

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • lehkovážnostCzech
  • frivolidadSpanish
  • kerglusEstonian
  • kevytmielisyys, keveys, päähänpisto, kepeysFinnish
  • frivolité, nonchalance, légèretéFrench
  • éadroimeIrish
  • թեթեւություն, թեթեւամտություն, թեթեւսոլիկությունArmenian
  • leggerezzaItalian
  • 경솔Korean
  • leveza, leviandadePortuguese
  • ветреность, легкомыслие, лёгкость, несерьёзностьRussian
  • 輕率Chinese

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