What is another word for flippantly?

Pronunciation: [flˈɪpəntli] (IPA)

Flippantly is a word used to describe someone who speaks or acts in a frivolous, disrespectful, or casual manner. Synonyms for the word flippantly are: recklessly, nonchalantly, carelessly, thoughtlessly, casually, unconcernedly, insolently, impertinently, audaciously, cheekily, saucily, and impudently. These words describe the attitude of someone who is not taking things seriously or showing any consideration for others. Using these synonyms can help add variety and nuance to one's writing or speech, and can also be useful to express disapproval or criticism of someone who is behaving inappropriately or disrespectfully.

What are the opposite words for flippantly?

Flippantly is an adverb that means showing a lack of seriousness or respect. Antonyms for flippantly include seriously, thoughtfully, respectfully, reverently, solemnly, earnestly, and gravely. These words convey a sense of gravity, reverence, and respect. If someone speaks seriously, they are sincere and deliberate in their words, while being thoughtful indicates care and attention given to the subject at hand. Respectfully and reverently imply a sense of deference and honor towards the topic or person being discussed. Finally, being solemn and grave indicates a sense of dignity and seriousness that is appropriate for certain contexts.

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Usage examples for Flippantly

It is not seemly to treat such a momentous occasion thus flippantly.
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Sir James M. Barrie George Middleton Althea Thurston Percy Mackaye Lady Augusta Gregor Eugene Pillot Anton Tchekov Bosworth Crocker Alfred Kreymborg Paul Greene Arthur Hopkins Paul Hervieu Jeannette Marks Oscar M. Wolff David Pinski Beulah Bornstead Herma
Netta laughed again, lightly, flippantly.
"The Lamp in the Desert"
Ethel M. Dell
Phrony Walker tossed her braid flippantly over her shoulder, casually displaying a new hair ribbon with which she meant to impress the city girl who wore and needed none.
"The Brass Bound Box"
Evelyn Raymond

Famous quotes with Flippantly

  • I could see the room dividing as I spoke. I could hear the laughter of some and louder still silence of others. I realised that for some people this was regarded as an event with import. The magazine, the sponsors and some of those in attendance saw it as a kind of ceremony that warranted respect. In effect, it is a corporate ritual, an alliance between a media organisation, GQ, and a commercial entity, Hugo Boss. What dawned on me as the night went on is that even in apparently frivolous conditions the establishment asserts control, and won't tolerate having that assertion challenged, even flippantly, by that most beautifully adept tool: comedy.
    Russell Brand
  • Do not even flippantly badmouth anybody this week. Button it up.
    Tom Peters

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