Synonyms
Antonyms
Etymology

1. frivolous

adjective. ['ˈfrɪvələs'] not serious in content or attitude or behavior.

Synonyms

  • trivial
  • featherbrained
  • flighty
  • light-headed
  • flyaway
  • scatterbrained
  • lightheaded
  • dizzy
  • light
  • earnestness
  • head-in-the-clouds
  • giddy
  • light-minded
  • silly
  • seriousness
  • serious-mindedness
  • flippant
  • idle
  • sincerity
  • empty-headed
  • superficial

Antonyms

  • frivolity
  • serious
  • important
  • significant

Etymology

  • frivolus (Latin)
  • frio (Latin)

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Rhymes with Frivolous

  • anomalous
  • belous
  • callous
  • credulous
  • fabulous
  • garrulous
  • incredulous
  • jealous
  • kalous
  • libelous
  • marvelous
  • meticulous
  • miraculous
  • nebulous
  • overzealous
  • pendulous
  • perilous
  • populous
  • querulous
  • ridiculous

How do you pronounce frivolous?

Pronounce frivolous as ˈfrɪvələs.

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Sentences with frivolous


1. Adjective
This is to ensure that you made no frivolous expenditure during that time.

Quotes about frivolous


1. Art cannot result from sophisticated, frivolous, or superficial effects.
- Hans Hofmann

2. There are those who scoff at the schoolboy, calling him frivolous andshallow: Yet it was the schoolboy who said 'Faith is believing what youknow ain't so'.
- Mark Twain, Pudd'nhead Wilson

3. Most of life is so dull it is not worth discussing, and it is dull at all ages. When we change our brand of cigarette, move to a new neighborhood, subscribe to a different newspaper, fall in and out of love, we are protesting in ways both frivolous and deep against the not to be diluted dullness of day-to-day living.
- Truman Capote, Summer Crossing

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