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Definition of Levity


  1. The quality of weighing less than something else of equal bulk; relative lightness, especially as shown by rising through, or floating upon, a contiguous substance; buoyancy; -- opposed to gravity.
  2. Lack of gravity and earnestness in deportment or character; trifling gayety; frivolity; sportiveness; vanity.
  3. Lack of steadiness or constancy; disposition to change; fickleness; volatility.

Levity Quotations

Affliction is a school of virtue; it corrects levity, and interrupts the confidence of sinning.
Francis Atterbury

Nothing like a little judicious levity.
Robert Louis Stevenson

I have a lot more fun making comedies because there's a levity on the set, and I find it difficult to go to work and, you know, cry for 12 hours.
Megan Fox

Middle age is youth without levity, and age without decay.
Doris Day

I try to conduct my life with a little levity.
Sheryl Crow
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Levity Translations

levity in German is Leichtsinn
levity in Norwegian is lettsinn
levity in Spanish is levedad
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