[ UK /flˈɪpəntli/ ]
  1. in a flippant manner
    this cannot be airily explained to your children
    he answered the reporters' questions flippantly
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How To Use flippantly In A Sentence

  • What worries me at the core, I think, is the idea that a moral dicta imposed around “rape”, proscribing its “casual” use as vulgar, rendering it an act of moral transgression to speak this word flippantly, while it might serve to affirm the gravity of the crime, might at the same time, for that very reason, prime that word for exaptation into the realm of swearing proper. On Profanity: 4
  • 'It's called Bolognese, Mrs Marx Bo-log-nese,' the cook declared flippantly. Sinatra The Man Behind the Myth
  • In today's Post coverage, titled "Ritter Staff Skirts Disclosures," reporter Jessica Fender highlights the fact that the new order will not retroactively cover the last three years of Ritter's violations, not even with the aid of Ritter's own spin machine, headed up by spokesman Evan Dreyer, who flippantly referred to the mistake as "an oversight," and one that had been "remedied" by the new order. Jessica Corry: After Skirting Ethics Rules, Colorado Governor Rewrites Them
  • I hate to throw out the term flippantly, but this is the “Long Tail” of commenting, isn†™ t it? Strategic Commenting Can Build Blog Traffic
  • Last week, Brett Ratner used the word flippantly at a film screening Q&A. The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com
  • This feat, however, would have been difficult to perform, as the girl flippantly pointed out to him, for the old man was as bald as the smooth round top of the Ortler; nevertheless, she spoke to her lover about it, and told him frankly that if there was any knife practice in that vicinity he need never come to see her again. Revenge!
  • I think wine is taken far too seriously and beer is taken far too flippantly.
  • Technically, they speak of a purism which redefines the areas of documentary photography in which they may be flippantly or carelessly bracketed.
  • Maybe you should consider this before you flippantly deride a non-virgin bride or groom as "miscast" in their own religious ceremony. Living together, having a big wedding.
  • My flippantly wishing a fictional character to drop dead during a break there is no real Joe the Plumber paled by the Republicans taking out ads with them shooting weapons in them, encouraging people to buy M16s in others, on and on. Charles Karel Bouley: Tucson: In the Blame Game, We All Lose
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