frivolity

[ fri-vol-i-tee ]
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noun,plural fri·vol·i·ties for 2.
  1. the quality or state of being frivolous: the frivolity of Mardi Gras.

  2. a frivolous act or thing: It was a frivolity he had a hard time living down.

Origin of frivolity

1
From the French word frivolité, dating back to 1790–1800. See frivolous, -ity

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How to use frivolity in a sentence

  • Like a true femme galante of the seventeenth century, she coloured her very frivolities with an air of culture.

    Court Beauties of Old Whitehall | W. R. H. Trowbridge