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synonyms for flippancy

  • archness
  • cheek
  • cheekiness
  • cockiness
  • flightiness
  • freshness
  • frivolity
  • impertinence
  • impishness
  • impudence
  • levity
  • lightness
  • mischievousness
  • pertness
  • playfulness
  • roguishness
  • rudeness
  • sauciness
  • volatility
  • waggishness
  • disrespectfulness

antonyms for flippancy

MOST RELEVANT
  • politeness
  • seriousness
  • courtesy
  • respect
  • reverence
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How to use flippancy in a sentence

"That I don't know, sir," the girl replied, speaking with a flippancy that was careless and almost impertinent.
IN THE ONYX LOBBYCAROLYN WELLS
In parliament he had hitherto opposed all popular measures, sometimes with insolent flippancy.
THE POLITICAL HISTORY OF ENGLAND - VOL. X.WILLIAM HUNT
"They might as well kill a man as scare him to death," he said, with an attempt to get back to his customary flippancy.
GALLEGHER AND OTHER STORIESRICHARD HARDING DAVIS
But when he had carefully dressed for it, and was immersed in its shallow flippancy, he reacted the other way.
MOUNTAINCLEMENT WOOD
In the ecstatic solemnity with which she swore her faith to him the ordinary sensibilities of sex seemed a flippancy.
TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLESTHOMAS HARDY
He had caught the war fever late in life, and late in the war, and his son's flippancy surprised and pained him.
THE MARNEEDITH WHARTON
His incurable flippancy, however, stood in the way of his promotion and finally ruined him.
COURT BEAUTIES OF OLD WHITEHALLW. R. H. TROWBRIDGE
His flippancy and irreligion as he grew old alarmed the Comtesse de Gramont, who was very devout, for the safety of his soul.
COURT BEAUTIES OF OLD WHITEHALLW. R. H. TROWBRIDGE
“By lying too long in one position,” he replied, unconsciously emulating her flippancy.
THE TERMS OF SURRENDERLOUIS TRACY
Did the fools expect him to believe their flippancy spelled confidence, or were they deceiving themselves?
VICTORYLESTER DEL REY
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO FLIPPANCY

  • audacity
  • boldness
  • brashness
  • brazenness
  • cheek
  • cheekiness
  • chutzpah
  • effrontery
  • flippancy
  • gall
  • impertinence
  • impudency
  • incivility
  • insolence
  • nerve
  • nerviness
  • pertness
  • presumptuousness
  • pushiness
  • rashness
  • rudeness
  • sassiness
  • sauciness
  • shamelessness
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.