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frivolous

adjective

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.

Usage Examples:

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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