flippantly flippantly

Definition(s):

  • (adv) in a flippant manner

Usage(s):

  1. Former Foreign Minister Taro Aso suggested, somewhat flippantly, that Japanese thank China, noting that the scare over foreign foodstuffs added value to local agricultural products.
  2. The haughtier but hardly more discriminate Katherine de Vausselles flippantly ignored his lust for her when he could no longer buy pretty trinkets.
  3. Though flippantly argued, their book makes the serious point that we've entered an age in which time and talent are the most precious commodities.

News

  • It’s one ‘N’ done: Deen gets chop

    Put a fork in her. Celebrity chef Paula Deen was dumped by the Food Network yesterday — despite posting videos apologizing for her use of racial slurs. Officials at the network said they won’t renew her contract, which expires next month, after she flippantly admitted to using the N-word during...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: New York Post

Quotes

  1. Anderson said: "I thought we played a bit too flippantly at the start when we made a lot of half-breaks and created a lot of space. Salford got brave and we seemed to decide to have a go at coming from behind. Sometimes you need tight games although...
    on Jun 1, 2007 By: Daniel Anderson Source: Sportinglife.com

  2. "We throw the term 'superstar' and 'unique' around too flippantly for my liking, but those are unique terms and he is as unique a player that has ever been in this game," said Billick. "I had him when he was just a puppy and he was great to...
    on Nov 30, 2007 By: Brian Billick Source: Boston Globe (registration)

  3. City manager Alex McLeish told the club's official website: "Quashie has looked good and he's definitely a player who will enhance our squad. He's got a good attitude and a winning attitude. You can flippantly throw that term around, but I think...
    on Oct 21, 2008 By: Alex McLeish Source: Sportbox

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