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Definition: 1. not serious in content, attitude, or behavior; 2. lacking in intellectual substance and not worth serious consideration; 3. silly and trivial
Synonyms: silly, trivial, paltry, petty, senseless
Antonyms: important, relevant, pertinent
Tips: Frivolous is often used in law, when describing law suits that seem petty or senseless. The noun frivolity refers to pettiness, fickleness, or general lack of seriousness.
The judge dismissed the case as frivolous and warned the prosecution against filing such silly lawsuits in the future. (petty)
When youíre trying to save money, itís important to watch your spending and avoid frivolous purchases. (senseless, silly)
The frivolity with which he approached the serious problem showed that he wasn't very concerned. (silliness, lack of seriousness) noun
Please take your frivolous argument elsewhere; I don't have the time or patience for such trivial matters today. (petty, silly)
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