frivolity frivolity  /frə ˈvɑ lə ti/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the trait of being frivolous; not serious or sensible
  2. (n) something of little value or significance
  3. (n) acting like a clown or buffoon

Usage(s):

  1. Then give yourself two minutes for whatever frivolity you crave.
  2. France died first of the deafness, blindness, dumbness and frivolity which are the proud hallmarks of the skeptical civilized mind.
  3. Their father had little time for frivolity.

News

  1. Don't Live Life Without Knowing M. Night Shyamalan Wrote She's All That

    M. Night Shyamalan wrote the screenplay for She's All That . Let me just repeat that wondrous revelation: M. Night Shyamalan once sat down, presumably in a chair, and wrote the script to the 1990s teen sex comedy She's All That . Let's try it in an offhanded way: M. Night Shyamalan, the mind behind the 1999 exercise in frivolity She's All That , wrote the script for that movie. Add it to the ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Gawker

  2. Fruit Snack GoGo squeeZ Addresses Playfulness Deficit With New Campaign

    We know that play is important to our physical and mental well-being, but apparently we don’t get enough. A new campaign from GoGo squeeZ helps people get serious about play with some un-serious web videos with Jerry O’Connell. For as much as Americans say they love to play, it turns out finding time for frivolity is much harder than anyone would like. Between juggling the schedules of dual ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Fast Company Magazine

  3. PD: Teen shot near Mt. Healthy festival

    A night of frivolity turned into terror for a teenage bystander who was shot Saturday while attending a festival in Mount Healthy.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: WCPO Cincinnati

Quotes

  1. "There really is no time for any frivolity. People are already working two jobs to put gas in the tank, so they can drive from the first job to the second job. People need to spend as much of their free time as possible for candidates," says...
    on Aug 18, 2008 By: Michael Moore Source: Baltimore Sun

  2. Lib Dem MP Norman Lamb said: "Many of the names on this list reveal the frivolity and celebrity-obsessed nature of the Blair administration."
    on Jul 25, 2007 By: Norman Lamb Source: Glasgow Daily Record

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