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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
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antonyms for flippant

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

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
But he must be a jester of the right sort; not bitter nor flippant, not over boisterous nor too "intellectual."
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOLUME 147, AUGUST 12, 1914VARIOUS
Jack's tone was as flippant as ever, and he carried his handsome head as jauntily as if they were talking of the merriest themes.
LOVE IN A CLOUDARLO BATES
In spite of himself he could not keep a certain flippant harsh quality out of his tone.
THE REGENTE. ARNOLD BENNETT
The shadowing detective was in a vile humor which was not improved when he got the message left by the flippant American.
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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
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