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Definition of Frivolity


  1. The condition or quality of being frivolous; also, acts or habits of trifling; unbecoming levity of disposition.

Frivolity Quotations

These flowers, which were splendid and sprightly, waking in the dawn of the morning, in the evening will be a pitiful frivolity, sleeping in the cold night's arms.
Pedro Calderon de la Barca

You spend ten years of your life being trained to do one thing, and you're being taught to think that it's the most serious thing that anyone could possibly do, and then suddenly you find yourself doing something that in some respects is the epitome of frivolity.
Jonathan Miller

Frivolity is inborn, conceit acquired by education.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Thoughtful lightness can make frivolity seem dull and heavy.
Italo Calvino

Indulging in unrestrained and immoderate laughter is a sign of intemperance, of a want of control over one's emotions, and of failure to repress the soul's frivolity by a stern use of reason.
Saint Basil
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Frivolity Translations

frivolity in Dutch is frivoliteit
frivolity in Norwegian is lettsindighet, fjollethet
frivolity in Spanish is frivolidad
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