[ US /ˈfɹɪvəɫəs/ ]
[ UK /fɹˈɪvələs/ ]
  1. not serious in content or attitude or behavior
    a frivolous remark
    a frivolous novel
    a frivolous young woman
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How To Use frivolous In A Sentence

  • The man was never as much of a sucker for a hook as Elton John was, but throughout 'The Soul Cages', Sting defiantly resists hummability as if a mere catchy pop chorus were too frivolous for such weighty content. The Soul Cages
  • Some may balk at the frivolous approach to taking drugs, but few series are as vocal in their celebration of youthful individuality. Times, Sunday Times
  • In fact, even today, I doubt my parents would spend money on items they would consider frivolous and useless.
  • These no-win, no-fee firms have little incentive to take on frivolous lawsuits. Times, Sunday Times
  • There are those who scoff at the school boy, calling him frivolous and shallow.
  • My sort they call vagus frivolous minds that must wander. A Rare Benedictine
  • This summer the government is looking to introduce significant changes to reduce the number of frivolous claims. Times, Sunday Times
  • Now recall, Wolf, that when Palin announced that she's stepping down, she cited, in part, the endless ethics complaints against her, which she called frivolous and she said that the legal bills were more than $500,000. CNN Transcript Jul 21, 2009
  • a frivolous novel
  • They correct none of the childish nasty tricks, which they get at school; nor the illiberal manners which they contract at the university; nor the frivolous and superficial pertness, which is commonly all that they acquire by their travels. Letters to his son on The Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman
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