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flippant

adjective uk   us   /ˈflɪp.ənt/ (UK informal flip)
not serious about a serious subject, in an attempt to be funny or to appear clever: a flippant remark/attitude It's easy to be flippant, but we have a serious problem to deal with here. I think she just thought I was being flippant.
flippancy
noun [U] uk   us   /-ən.si/
flippantly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
Translations of “flippant”
in Arabic وَقِح…
in Korean 건방진…
in Malaysian sambil lewa…
in French désinvolte…
in Turkish saygısız, küstah, ciddiyetsiz…
in Italian spiritoso, insolente…
in Chinese (Traditional) 輕率的,浮誇的…
in Russian непочтительный, легкомысленный…
in Polish lekceważący…
in Vietnamese thiếu trang trọng…
in Spanish frívolo…
in Portuguese irreverente…
in Thai ทำเป็นเล่น…
in German leichtfertig…
in Catalan poc seriós, frívol…
in Japanese 不真面目な…
in Indonesian sambil lalu…
in Chinese (Simplified) 轻率的,浮夸的…
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