What is another word for flippancy?

277 synonyms found


[ flˈɪpənsi], [ flˈɪpənsi], [ f_l_ˈɪ_p_ə_n_s_i]

Flippancy is a word that describes a lack of seriousness or respect for something important. There are many synonyms for flippancy, such as frivolousness, levity, and superficiality. Other synonymous words include unconcern, carelessness, thoughtlessness, and indifference. These words all convey the same meaning as flippancy, but perhaps with different nuances. Other synonyms, such as disrespect, irreverence, and impertinence, highlight specific aspects of flippancy, such as disregard for authority or decorum. Whatever word is used, the message is clear: flippancy implies an attitude that does not take things seriously, and that can be harmful or inappropriate in certain situations.

Synonyms for Flippancy:

What are the hypernyms for Flippancy?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Flippancy?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for flippancy (as nouns)

What are the opposite words for flippancy?

Flippancy is a term that refers to the act of being frivolous, impudent, or disrespectful. Often, the word is used to describe a person's demeanor or behavior that is inappropriate or considered rude. The opposite of flippancy could be described with words such as seriousness, gravity, or thoughtfulness. These antonyms denote behavior that is respectful and dignified, and that may be considered appropriate for more formal or serious situations. When someone isn't flip, they tend to take things more seriously, speak and act with more consideration, and show a level of maturity that is often appreciated in many situations.

Usage examples for Flippancy

"Well, you can't expect me to pay you for having a cold in the head," returned Peckover, with more flippancy than justice.
"A Poached Peerage"
William Magnay
In practice, Clemenceau's policy was that of one determined to stay in office, showing alternately conciliation and severity, explaining his actions to the Chamber often with a flippancy which seemed out of place and did not help the prestige of parliamentary government.
"A History of the Third French Republic"
C. H. C. Wright
The serious reflectiveness sounds like humbug, and, if one treats them lightly, the flippancy is an offence.
"The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)"
Charles James Lever

Famous quotes with Flippancy

  • The other major impression to emerge from is that -- as odd as it sounds -- one of Crowley's chief drawbacks was his sense of humour. This is a disability he shares with Bernard Shaw: both were driven by a strange compulsion to be flippant. But when he becomes absorbed in an idea, Shaw can remain serious for a sufficiently long time to convince the reader of his intellectual stature. In Crowley, the flippancy has the tone of a schoolmaster trying to be funny for the benefit of the sixth form, or a muscular Christian trying to convince you that he isn't really religious. 'How can a yogi ever feel worried? . . . question I have been expecting for a very long time!' (Crowley has never learned that exclamation marks give the impression of a gushing schoolgirl.) 'And what expect is to see my middle stump break the wicket-keeper's nose, with the balls smartly fielded by Third Man and Short Leg!' It makes us aware that there was something wrong with Crowley's 'self-image.' He is one of those people who, no matter how hard they try, never feel quite grown up.
    Colin Wilson
  • flippancy, sentimentality, sarcasm, camp, and smut
    Robert Patrick (playwright)

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