[ UK /fɹˈɪpəɹi/ ]
  1. something of little value or significance
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How To Use frippery In A Sentence

  • Do not make the mistake of thinking this is mere frippery, for where there is ceremony, there is power.
  • ‘It isn't frippery,’ Althia retorted, raising the book in front of her face to hide her smile once more.
  • She never wore perfume, considering it to be mere frippery.
  • There wasn't nearly as much frippery on Gideon's dress, she could inhabit that dress.
  • mere rhetorical frippery
  • And who among us knew that one of the tasks of a royal footman is not merely to stand about the place with a stern gaze and assorted frippery on his head?
  • She may be a reluctant participant in the political game, but her no-nonsense attitude, her distinct lack of frippery and her lively wit have already marked her out as a woman to be reckoned with.
  • I don't want to use the term basic, but there wasn't a lot of flashy frippery to get in the way of the good music.
  • There was no such frippery for Michael, who helicoptered back to Italy.
  • Miss Roberts never could stand what she called 'frippery' in dress or hair style. Summer Term At St Clare's
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