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flippant


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flippant  \Flip"pant\,  a.  [Prov.  E.  flip  to  move  nimbly;  cf  W. 
  llipa  soft,  limber,  pliant,  or  Icel.  fleipa  to  babble, 
  prattle.  Cf  {Flip},  {Fillip},  {Flap},  {Flipper}.] 
  1.  Of  smooth,  fluent,  and  rapid  speech;  speaking  with  ease 
  and  rapidity;  having  a  voluble  tongue;  talkative. 
 
  It  becometh  good  men,  in  such  cases,  to  be  flippant 
  and  free  in  their  speech.  --Barrow. 
 
  2.  Speaking  fluently  and  confidently,  without  knowledge  or 
  consideration;  empty;  trifling;  inconsiderate;  pert; 
  petulant.  ``Flippant  epilogues.''  --Thomson. 
 
  To  put  flippant  scorn  to  the  blush.  --I.  Taylor. 
 
  A  sort  of  flippant,  vain  discourse.  --Burke. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flippant  \Flip"pant\,  n. 
  A  flippant  person.  [R.]  --Tennyson. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  flippant 
  adj  :  showing  inappropriate  levity  [syn:  {light-minded}] 




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