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"flippant" in British English

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flippantadjective

uk   us   /ˈflɪp.ənt/ (UK informal flip)
flippancy
noun [U] uk   us   /-ən.si/
flippantly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
(Definition of flippant from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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flippantadjective

 us   /ˈflɪp·ənt/ (infml flip,  /flɪp/ )
showing or having a ​rudeattitude of not being ​serious esp. by ​trying to be ​amusing when most ​peopleexpect you to be ​serious: We had ​lost thousands of ​dollars, so we did not ​appreciate his flippant ​remark about "​betterluck next ​time."
(Definition of flippant from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “flippant”
in Korean 건방진…
in Arabic وَقِح…
in Malaysian sambil lewa…
in French désinvolte…
in Russian непочтительный, легкомысленный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 輕率的,浮誇的…
in Italian spiritoso, insolente…
in Turkish saygısız, küstah, ciddiyetsiz…
in Polish lekceważący…
in Spanish frívolo…
in Vietnamese thiếu trang trọng…
in Portuguese irreverente…
in Thai ทำเป็นเล่น…
in German leichtfertig…
in Catalan poc seriós, frívol…
in Japanese 不真面目な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 轻率的,浮夸的…
in Indonesian sambil lalu…
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