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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:

    futile, trivial, ill-founded, fanciful, reckless

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How to use frivolous in a sentence?

  1. Elijah Cummings:

    The Trump Administration has demonstrated repeatedly that it is willing to disregard the Constitution, defy decades of clear precedent, and invent frivolous new arguments to delay and obstruct Congress' oversight authority, and Attorney General( William) Barr and Secretary( Wilbur) Ross are complicit in this cover-up, both Secretary Ross and Attorney Attorney General -LRB- William -RRB- Barr are refusing to comply with duly authorized subpoenas from Congress.

  2. Jonathan Rosen:

    We are already hard at work delivering on those commitments and won't be sidetracked by frivolous litigation.

  3. Robert McEntyre:

    It's unfortunate that the union and their special-interest allies would rather spend resources on frivolous litigation in courtrooms than better instruction in our classrooms.

  4. George Santayana, The Life of Reason, Volume 1, 1905:

    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.

  5. Adam Spiegel:

    We are not a big company who can absorb such frivolous fluctuations.

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