frivolity Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “frivolity” in the English Dictionary

"frivolity" in British English

See all translations

frivolitynoun [C or U]

uk   /frɪˈvɒl.ə.ti/  us   /-ˈvɑː.lə.t̬i/
behaviour that is ​silly and not ​serious, or things that are ​silly and not ​important: You shouldn't ​treat such a ​serioussubject with frivolity. I'm ​far too ​busy to ​wastetime on frivolities like going to the ​cinema.
(Definition of frivolity from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"frivolity" in American English

See all translations

frivolitynoun [C/U]

 us   /frɪˈvɑl·ɪ·t̬i/
foolishbehavior, or something ​silly or ​unimportant: [U] You shouldn’t ​treat such a ​serioussubject with frivolity.
(Definition of frivolity from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “frivolity”
in Chinese (Simplified) 愚蠢轻率所为, 无关痛痒的事物…
in Turkish uçarılık, ciddiyetsizlik…
in Russian легкомыслие…
in Chinese (Traditional) 愚蠢輕率的行為, 無關痛癢的事物…
in Polish błazenada…
What is the pronunciation of frivolity?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

fire-eater

a performer who entertains people by seeming to swallow flames

Word of the Day

PLEASE DON’T SHOUT!
PLEASE DON’T SHOUT!
by Colin McIntosh,
February 09, 2016
New words are entering the language all the time. A few of these are completely new and original coinages, but the vast majority are based on the existing stock of words in some way, for example by using affixes (prefixes and suffixes). These can have the effect of changing the meaning of the

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More