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English definition of “flippant”


adjective     /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.Not showing careful thought flippancy     /-ə noun [U] Not showing careful thought flippantly     /-li/ adverb Not showing careful thought
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