frivolous frivolous  /f ˈrɪ və ləs/


  • (adj) not serious in content or attitude or behavior

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  1. People expect you to be frivolous, frothy and not particularly smart.
  2. Their efforts--both frivolous and fundamental--are already beginning to transform the culture Day in the Life: What a 17-year-old girl does--and buys.
  3. Her father, an engineer, thought dancing a frivolous career with a short life span.


  1. Woman’s suit accuses Arlington officer of using excessive force

    Vanessa Aguilar’s says she was grabbed by the neck and punched while being arrested on an outstanding warrant. An attorney for the city calls the suit “frivolous.”
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram

  2. Legal cost in Paterson ex-councilman's case top $465,000

    The lawsuit against the city by Aslon Goow, a former councilman, so far has cost $465,000 and the cost will keep climbing as Goow pursues an appeal in the federal civil rights litigation. But critics say the lawsuit is "frivolous" and that the costs will be shouldered by city taxpayers.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Record

  3. Losing hope in government

    The growing list of government agencies intimidating private citizens and recklessly, gleefully, contemptuously spending taxpayers’ money on frivolous indulgences evokes memories of the old Soviet apparatchiks’ special privileges condoned by an unchallenged Communist Party.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Miami Herald


  1. "This lawsuit having been filed and being of such questionable merit creates a circumstance where my lawsuit is appropriately filed," Chambers said. "People might call it frivolous but if they read it they'll see there are very serious issues...
    on Sep 17, 2007 By: Ernie Chambers Source: Forbes

  2. "I know the jokes are going to be coming, but this is not a frivolous issue," said Ammiano, a Democrat elected in November after more than a dozen years as a San Francisco supervisor. "California always takes the lead -- on gay marriage, the...
    on Feb 23, 2009 By: Tom Ammiano Source: Los Angeles Times

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