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Unproductive frivolity—joy, pleasure—might need no evolutionary explanation.

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.

This is not lost on their commander, Rama (Shani Klein), an aspiring military careerist who looks down on frivolity in wartime.

When Ben Stiller showed up in full blue Navi makeup in 2010 to mock Avatar, the winking frivolity of it all was hysterical.

No putdowns, no jokes, no frivolity whatever—he was most solemn and his eyes focused somewhere far beyond the back of my head.

Brown Dog has a code of ethics that separates him from the convention of his culture, and the partisan frivolity of politics.

States should rarely amend their constitutions, and such frivolity is certainly not worthy, especially from conservatives.

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.

Disgusted with the frivolity of the living, she sought solace for her wounded feelings in companionship with the illustrious dead.

Frivolity enveloped the company as with a silken veil, and yet everything moved as politely and as sedately as a minuet.

I am a parent, so I instructed my wife to write a letter saying how much I was pained by William's frivolity.

Hence he gives the impression of insincerity, of trifling with grave subjects and of using mysticism as a mask for frivolity.


On this page you'll find 49 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to frivolity, such as: levity, flightiness, flippancy, flirting, flummery, and folly.

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