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FRIVOLITY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does frivolity mean? 

FRIVOLITY (noun)
  The noun FRIVOLITY has 3 senses:

1. the trait of being frivolous; not serious or sensible
2. something of little value or significance
3. acting like a clown or buffoon

  Familiarity information: FRIVOLITY used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


FRIVOLITY (noun)


Sense 1frivolity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The trait of being frivolous; not serious or sensible

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

frivolity; frivolousness

Hypernyms ("frivolity" is a kind of...):

trait (a distinguishing feature of your personal nature)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "frivolity"):

giddiness; silliness (an impulsive scatterbrained manner)

levity (a manner lacking seriousness)

fun; playfulness (a disposition to find (or make) causes for amusement)

Antonym:

seriousness (the trait of being serious)


Sense 2frivolity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Something of little value or significance

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

frippery; frivolity; fluff; bagatelle

Hypernyms ("frivolity" is a kind of...):

small beer; trifle; trivia; triviality (something of small importance)


Sense 3frivolity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Acting like a clown or buffoon

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

buffoonery; clowning; harlequinade; japery; prank; frivolity

Hypernyms ("frivolity" is a kind of...):

craziness; folly; foolery; indulgence; lunacy; tomfoolery (foolish or senseless behavior)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "frivolity"):

schtick; schtik; shtick; shtik ((Yiddish) a prank or piece of clowning)


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