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frivolity

noun [C/U]  /frɪˈvɑl·ɪ·t̬i/ us  
foolish behavior, or something silly or unimportant: [U] You shouldn’t treat such a serious subject with frivolity.
Translations of “frivolity”
in Chinese (Traditional) 愚蠢輕率的行為, 無關痛癢的事物…
in Russian легкомыслие…
in Turkish uçarılık, ciddiyetsizlik…
in Chinese (Simplified) 愚蠢轻率所为, 无关痛痒的事物…
in Polish błazenada…
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