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Frivolous

Postby KatyBr » Tue May 03, 2005 12:31 pm

Frivolous

Of little weight or importance; not worth notice; slight; as, a frivolous argument.

Given to trifling; marked with unbecoming levity; silly; interested especially in trifling matters.
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or
Frivolous \Friv"o*lous\, a. [L. frivolus; prob. akin to friare
to rub, crumble, E. friable: cf. F. frivole.]
1. Of little weight or importance; not worth notice; slight;
as, a frivolous argument. --Swift.

2. Given to trifling; marked with unbecoming levity; silly;
interested especially in trifling matters.

His personal tastes were low and frivolous.
--Macaulay.

Syn: Trifling; trivial; slight; petty; worthless. --
Friv"o*lous*ly, adv. -- Friv"o*lous*ness, n.
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On reading the Good Word definiton of wanton, I was reminded that Dr. Goodword might be thinking abandoned in definition #1, and that the whole discussion might be frivolous.

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Postby uncronopio » Tue May 03, 2005 8:02 pm

Rather than frivolous wouldn't the discussion be trivial?
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Postby KatyBr » Tue May 03, 2005 8:10 pm

Mea culpa, of course. I had just been thinking frivolity might be a better word in definituion #1 than wanton. sorry, I'll report for my dawn whipping at 4:4am.

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Postby tcward » Tue May 03, 2005 9:49 pm

And who says frivolry is dead...

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