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synonyms for flippant

  • cheeky
  • cocky
  • disrespectful
  • glib
  • offhand
  • playful
  • rude
  • brassy
  • breezy
  • flighty
  • flip
  • fresh
  • frivolous
  • impertinent
  • impudent
  • insolent
  • lippy
  • nervy
  • pert
  • sassy
  • smart
  • smart-alecky
  • superficial
See also synonyms for: flippancy / flippantly

antonyms for flippant

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  • mannerly
  • nice
  • respectful
  • courteous
  • reverent
  • serious
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How to use flippant in a sentence

The original films, meanwhile, had a bit more of a flippant edge to them, and they never really tried to be heartwarming in the way that Afterlife is.
HOW GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE FITS INTO THE LONG-RUNNING FRANCHISEJAMES GREBEYNOVEMBER 17, 2021TIME
They were flippant quotes that effectively handed their opponents an issue to beat into the ground.
THE TWO QUOTES THAT DEFINED DEMOCRATS’ BAD ELECTION DAYAARON BLAKENOVEMBER 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
This has manifested in sometimes flippant, sometimes cruel reactions to the high rates of infection and death among unvaccinated Americans.
WHERE BREITBART’S FALSE CLAIM THAT DEMOCRATS WANT REPUBLICANS TO STAY UNVACCINATED CAME FROMKALEIGH ROGERSOCTOBER 1, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
To say it’s wrong would be as flippant as the people spraining their thumbs with their flurry of tweets.
WHY DOES EVERYBODY HATE ‘TED LASSO’ ALL OF A SUDDEN?KEVIN FALLONAUGUST 27, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
At the risk of sounding unduly flippant, I want to put in a good word for books that contribute to what Samuel Johnson called “the gaiety of nations” and “the public stock of harmless pleasure.”
CHEER YOURSELF UP WITH LIGHT COMEDIES FROM ANOTHER ERAMICHAEL DIRDAMARCH 31, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Hadria was incorrigibly flippant about the banishment of important local subjects.
THE DAUGHTERS OF DANAUSMONA CAIRD
Lucian attaches an intelligible meaning to these flippant expletives, and represents Socrates as justifying their use.
A CURSORY HISTORY OF SWEARINGJULIAN SHARMAN
He had fired up on one occasion when Professor Theobald said something flippant about Mrs. Temperley.
THE DAUGHTERS OF DANAUSMONA CAIRD
Her mien was quite serious, but her tone was sprightly—even flippant.
THE SECRET WITNESSGEORGE GIBBS
That flippant remark broke the tension and the driver climbed gingerly out and viewed the bare hub.
LEFT TACKLE THAYERRALPH HENRY BARBOUR
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WORDS RELATED TO FLIPPANT

  • animated
  • blithe
  • bouncy
  • cheerful
  • cheery
  • effervescent
  • elastic
  • fanciful
  • flippant
  • frolicsome
  • gay
  • graceful
  • happy
  • high-spirited
  • jaunty
  • light
  • light-hearted
  • merry
  • nonchalant
  • resilient
  • sprightly
  • volatile
  • whimsical
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.