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 Dictionary entry overview: What does frivolous mean? 

FRIVOLOUS (adjective)
  The adjective FRIVOLOUS has 1 sense:

1. not serious in content or attitude or behavior

  Familiarity information: FRIVOLOUS used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

FRIVOLOUS (adjective)

Sense 1frivolous [BACK TO TOP]


Not serious in content or attitude or behavior

Context examples:

a frivolous novel / a frivolous remark / a frivolous young woman


airheaded; dizzy; empty-headed; featherbrained; giddy; light-headed; lightheaded; silly (lacking seriousness; given to frivolity)

flighty; flyaway; head-in-the-clouds; scatterbrained (guided by whim and fancy)

flippant; light-minded (showing inappropriate levity)

idle; light (silly or trivial)

light (intended primarily as entertainment; not serious or profound)

trivial (concerned with trivialities)


superficial (being or affecting or concerned with a surface; not deep or penetrating emotionally or intellectually)


earnestness; serious-mindedness; seriousness; sincerity (the trait of being serious)


serious (concerned with work or important matters rather than play or trivialities)

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