levity levity  /ˈlɛ vɪ ti/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) feeling an inappropriate lack of seriousness
  2. (n) a manner lacking seriousness

Usage(s):

  • He did not respond with the seriousness it deserved and later regretted that he had dealt the matter with levity.

News

  1. Under the Stars and Above the Streets: Artist Organizes Rooftop Campground

    via Facebook “When you step onto a rooftop,” Thomas Stevenson explained, “things down below disappear. It’s levity. ” Such is the essence of Mr. Stevenson’s “Bivouac” —a participatory art project in which New Yorkers find solace for one evening in campsite far above ground. It’s not exactly the great outdoors, but this weekend, those who sign up can experience what this artist deems an escape ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The New York Observer

  2. Passengers stuck on plane for five hours start singing ‘I Believe I Can Fly’ (Video)

    The passengers stuck on an Allegiant Air flight from Las Vegas to Phoenix for five hours on the tarmac tried to add a little levity to their situation by singing R. Kelly’s “I Believe I Can Fly.” read more
    on June 11, 2013     Source: TheCelebrityCafe.com

  3. Funny talk with Aries Spears

    Aries Spears stopped by with a sneak peek at shows at Levity Live through Sunday, the 9th. For more information on future tour dates and projects, log on to ariesspears.com …
    on June 11, 2013     Source: WPIX 11 New York

Quotes

  1. "It's not just romantic love," said Nettles, "not 'Let me tell you about my boyfriend.' It's not puppy love, although there is some fun and levity on this record."
    on Jul 22, 2008 By: Jennifer Nettles Source: Washington Post

  2. "You'll see more levity in the festival this year," said actor Robert Redford at a press conference to kick off the 10-day independent film festival he started in 1981.
    on Jan 18, 2008 By: Robert Redford Source: Daily Times

  3. Jonathan said, "Let me assure you that your recommendations and suggestions will not be treated with levity. The Federal Executive Council and other key members of the Federal Government will pay attention to what you have to say on matters within...
    on Mar 4, 2010 By: Goodluck Jonathan Source: The Punch

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