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Definition of Frivolous


  1. Of little weight or importance; not worth notice; slight; as, a frivolous argument.
  2. Given to trifling; marked with unbecoming levity; silly; interested especially in trifling matters.

Frivolous Quotations

Art cannot result from sophisticated, frivolous, or superficial effects.
Hans Hofmann

The willow which bends to the tempest, often escapes better than the oak which resists it; and so in great calamities, it sometimes happens that light and frivolous spirits recover their elasticity and presence of mind sooner than those of a loftier character.
Albert Schweitzer

Our education system is increasingly embracing a black-and-white way of thinking, in which 'learning' and 'play' are diametrically opposed. 'Learning' is the serious stuff that happens inside a classroom and can be measured via multiple choice questions and a No. 2 pencil. 'Play' is frivolous, fun, and worst of all, optional.
Darell Hammond

I'm not interested in playing the field and all that stuff because frankly I'm not into frivolous relationships.
Taylor Momsen

When music is allowed to take the place of devotion and prayer, it is a terrible curse. Young people assemble together to sing, and, although professed Christians, frequently dishonor God and their faith by their frivolous conversation and their choice of music.
Ellen G. White
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Frivolous Translations

frivolous in Dutch is lichtzinnig, frivool, wuft
frivolous in French is frivole, vaniteux
frivolous in German is leichtsinnig, leichtfertig, frivol
frivolous in Italian is frivolo, leggiero
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