frivolously frivolously  /f ˈrɪ və ləs li/


  • (adv) in a frivolous manner


  1. I happen to support neither of these frivolously degrading depictions.
  2. Anouilh's indictment of Love began as frivolously as Molnar and wound up as savagely as Strindberg.
  3. The resulting fantasy can be taken as frivolously Biblical or ominously nuclear.


  • Wake up, America

    How can so many Americans ignore what is going on in Washington? You people who are out of work, those of you who have to live on food stamps while the government spends so much money frivolously on conferences that have no real relevance should be outraged.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Ventura County Star


  1. "I'm very surprised by the minister's attempt to frivolously dismiss the incident and to defend those involved," Mr Fitzgibbon said. "There are different ways of letting off steam but Defence itself has made it quite clear this is...
    on Aug 5, 2007 By: Joel Fitzgibbon Source: The Age

  2. "Hitch is an excellent coach, and it is very difficult to let a coach of his caliber go especially under these circumstances," said Snider. "I can assure you it was not done frivolously or without great thought and investigation. It was not...
    on Sep 18, 2006 By: Ed Snider Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

  3. "Canadian tax dollars are precious. They must not be spent frivolously or without regard to where they came from," Mr. Flaherty said. "We cannot ask Canadians to tighten their belts during tougher times without looking in the mirror."
    on Nov 27, 2008 By: Jim Flaherty Source: Globe and Mail

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