What is another word for frivolity?

Pronunciation: [fɹɪvˈɒlɪti] (IPA)

Frivolity refers to the act of taking things lightly, behaving carelessly, or indulging in things that lack depth or seriousness. There are numerous synonyms for the word frivolity, including frivolousness, levity, superficiality, triviality, playfulness, lightheartedness, and thoughtlessness. Other synonyms for frivolity may include lack of appreciation or seriousness, giddiness, and irresponsibility. All of these synonyms can be used depending on the context and the level of depth or seriousness required. Whether it be in the realm of personal relationships, entertainment, or business, the use of frivolous behavior or thinking may result in negative outcomes. It is necessary to be mindful of our words and actions, and strive to find a balance between playfulness and responsibility.

Synonyms for Frivolity:

What are the hypernyms for Frivolity?

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

What are the hyponyms for Frivolity?

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

What are the opposite words for frivolity?

Frivolity refers to a behavior or activity that is of little or no importance and has no serious purpose. Antonyms for frivolity would include seriousness, gravity, importance, significance, and weightiness. These words signify behaviors or activities that require a focused and meaningful approach. Seriousness implies a sense of purpose and gravity, which demands attention to detail and the need for concentration. Importance relates to ideas, concepts, or events that are worthy of attention, while significance denotes something that has a profound impact on the individual or society. Weightiness refers to the gravitas of a topic or a person's character, indicating their soberness, depth or seriousness of intent.

Usage examples for Frivolity

So young a wife might have spent his rents in frivolity.
"Hodge and His Masters"
Richard Jefferies
They really look quite a young couple, and the frivolity of their conduct adds to the effect.
"Somehow Good"
William de Morgan
This young man's name, we believe, was Elsley-Nobody Elsley, Miss Sally in her frivolity had thought fit to christen him.
"Somehow Good"
William de Morgan

Famous quotes with Frivolity

  • These flowers, which were splendid and sprightly, waking in the dawn of the morning, in the evening will be a pitiful frivolity, sleeping in the cold night's arms.
    Pedro Calderon de la Barca
  • You spend ten years of your life being trained to do one thing, and you're being taught to think that it's the most serious thing that anyone could possibly do, and then suddenly you find yourself doing something that in some respects is the epitome of frivolity.
    Jonathan Miller
  • What importance can we attach to the things of this world? Friendship? It disappears when the one who is liked comes to grief, or the one who likes becomes powerful. Love? it is deceived, fleeting, or guilty. Fame? You share it with mediocrity or crime. Fortune? Could that frivolity be counted a blessing? All that remains are those so-called happy days that flow past unnoticed in the obscurity of domestic cares, leaving man with the desire neither to lose his life nor to begin it over.
    Chateaubriand
  • Fashionable women regard themselves, and are regarded by men, as pretty toys or as mere instruments of pleasure; and the vacuity of mind, the heartlessness, the frivolity which is the necessary result of this false and debasing estimate of women, can only be fully understood by those who have mingled in the folly and wickedness of fashionable life.
    Sarah Grimké
  • ‘You are admitting, then, to frivolity of attitude to important global problems?’
    Anthony Burgess

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