Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FRIVOLITIES

England, then, had not recovered from the frivolities inaugurated after the Restoration.

Hilda Lightfoot had come to the city in no mood to enjoy its frivolities, and with no means.

She seemed to me as if all the frivolities of the world passed by her unremarked.

Their time when away from the studio had previously been spent in follies and frivolities.

My lords, I pray you leave these frivolities, and let us come to serious matters.

"Bob never had any frivolities," mused Mrs. King, shaking her head.

She offered his share to Louis, who was in no mood for frivolities.

Chide them for their frivolities and extravagances and vanities?

Of course she wasted herself on the frivolities of a foolish world.

Wisely considered, these frivolities are well enough at odd moments.

WORD ORIGIN

1796, from French frivolité, from Old French frivole "frivolous," from Latin frivolus (see frivolous).