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synonyms for frivolity

  • levity
  • flightiness
  • flippancy
  • flirting
  • flummery
  • folly
  • frippery
  • frivolousness
  • fun
  • gaiety
  • game
  • giddiness
  • jest
  • lightheartedness
  • lightness
  • nonsense
  • play
  • puerility
  • shallowness
  • sport
  • superficiality
  • toying
  • trifling
  • triviality
  • volatility
  • whimsicality
  • whimsy
  • coquetting
  • dallying
  • fribble
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antonyms for frivolity

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  • sadness
  • seriousness
  • understanding
  • work
  • sensibility
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How to use frivolity in a sentence

Unproductive frivolity—joy, pleasure—might need no evolutionary explanation.
THE WHALE WHO WILL COME SOON - ISSUE 105: WHALE SONGSREBECCA GIGGSSEPTEMBER 8, 2021NAUTILUS
It’s not insignificant that “The Bold Type” took seriously the fantasies of teenage girls and young women, groups historically derided for the supposed frivolity of their wants.
HOW ‘THE BOLD TYPE’ WENT FROM AN IRRESISTIBLE FEMINIST FANTASY TO AN OUT-OF-TOUCH DISAPPOINTMENTINKOO KANGJULY 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
All this I admit to be the fever of the mind—a waking dream—an illusion to which mesmerism or magic is but a frivolity.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
Disgusted with the frivolity of the living, she sought solace for her wounded feelings in companionship with the illustrious dead.
MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
Frivolity enveloped the company as with a silken veil, and yet everything moved as politely and as sedately as a minuet.
SKIPPER WORSEALEXANDER LANGE KIELLAND
I am a parent, so I instructed my wife to write a letter saying how much I was pained by William's frivolity.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOL. 147, NOVEMBER 4, 1914VARIOUS
Hence he gives the impression of insincerity, of trifling with grave subjects and of using mysticism as a mask for frivolity.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 5, SLICE 2VARIOUS
I felt some curiosity as to the interrupted narrative, even in despite of the evident frivolity of the narrator.
TRAVELS THROUGH THE SOUTH OF FRANCE AND THE INTERIOR OF PROVINCES OF PROVENCE AND LANGUEDOC IN THE YEARS 1807 AND 1808LT-COL. PINKNEY
Entirely independent of public opinion, those of them who loved vice or frivolity indulged their tastes without shame or measure.
THE POLITICAL HISTORY OF ENGLAND - VOL. X.WILLIAM HUNT
As I have said, our frivolity covered certain purposes which Juste has carried out, and which I am about to execute.
Z. MARCASHONORE DE BALZAC
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