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ˈfrɪv ə ləs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. frivolous(adj)

    not serious in content or attitude or behavior

    "a frivolous novel"; "a frivolous remark"; "a frivolous young woman"

    sincere, real, thoughtful, serious-minded, overserious, solemn, solid, earnest, serious, sober, sobering, sedate, grave

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. frivolous

    trifling, silly, trivial, petty, worthless

    serious, earnest, important, grave

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. frivolous(a.)

    trifling, trivial, worthless, petty, flimsy, idle, puerile, childish, trashy, foolish

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. frivolous(a)

    trivial, trifling, petty, puerile, insignificant

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "frivolous":

    futile, trivial, ill-founded, fanciful, reckless

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  1. George Santayana:

    Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. In the first stage of life the mind is frivolous and easily distracted, it misses progress by failing in consecutiveness and persistence. This is the condition of children and barbarians, in which instinct has learned nothing from experience.

  2. Ted Cruz:

    But if Donald Trump files the lawsuit that he threatens, that lawsuit will be frivolous.

  3. Mark Meuser:

    Felarca filed a frivolous restraining order that restricted Worden’s First and Second Amendment rights and made it difficult for him to move around the campus to attend classes.

  4. Chuck Hagel:

    It is very clear that planning for climate change is not some frivolous waste of time or waste of money, it is essential to our troops and to their wellbeing and to the national security of our country.

  5. William Cobbett:

    It is no small mischief to a boy, that many of the best years of his life should be devoted to the learning of what can never be of any real use to any human being. His mind is necessarily rendered frivolous and superficial by the long habit of attaching importance to words instead of things; to sound instead of sense.

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    An antonym for "disparage"
    • A. blandish
    • B. belittle
    • C. diminish
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