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Meaning of “frivolity” in the English Dictionary

"frivolity" in British English

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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

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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…
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