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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  frivolously 
  adv  :  in  a  frivolous  manner;  "she  spends  her  time  frivolously 
  enjoying  the  easy  life  of  a  rich  and  spoiled  girl" 




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