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frivolousadjective

uk   /ˈfrɪv.əl.əs/  us   /ˈfrɪv.əl.əs/
behaving in a ​silly way and not taking anything ​seriously: I ​think he ​sees her as a frivolous ​young woman.
A frivolous ​activity or ​object is ​silly or not ​importantrather than ​useful or ​serious: I ​feel like doing something ​completely frivolous today.
frivolously
adverb uk   /ˈfrɪv.əl.əs.li/  us   /ˈfrɪv.əl.əs.li/
frivolousness
noun [U] uk   /ˈfrɪv.əl.əs.nəs/  us   /ˈfrɪv.əl.əs.nəs/
(Definition of frivolous from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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frivolousadjective

 us   /ˈfrɪv·ə·ləs/
(of ​people) ​behaving in a ​silly and ​foolish way, or (of ​activities or ​objects) ​silly or ​unimportant: I’m very frivolous – I just like to have ​fun. With ​ourjusticesystem there are a lot of frivolous ​cases that go to ​court.
frivolously
adverb  us   /ˈfrɪv·ə·lə·sli/
We don’t have a ​monthlybudget, but we don’t ​spend frivolously either.
(Definition of frivolous from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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