Hypertext Webster Gateway: "frivolous"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Frivolous \Friv"o*lous\, a. [L. frivolus; prob. akin to friare
to rub, crumble, E. friable: cf. F. frivole.]
1. Of little weight or importance; not worth notice; slight;
as, a frivolous argument. --Swift.

2. Given to trifling; marked with unbecoming levity; silly;
interested especially in trifling matters.

His personal tastes were low and frivolous.

Syn: Trifling; trivial; slight; petty; worthless. --
{Friv"o*lous*ly}, adv. -- {Friv"o*lous*ness}, n.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj : not serious in content or attitude or behavior; "a frivolous
novel"; "a frivolous remark"; "a frivolous young woman"
[ant: {serious}]

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