frivolity

[ fri-vol-i-tee ]
/ frɪˈvɒl ɪ ti /

noun, plural fri·vol·i·ties for 2.

the quality or state of being frivolous: the frivolity of Mardi Gras.
a frivolous act or thing: It was a frivolity he had a hard time living down.

Nearby words

  1. fritz,
  2. friuli,
  3. friuli-venezia giulia,
  4. friulian,
  5. frivol,
  6. frivolous,
  7. frivolously,
  8. friz,
  9. frizette,
  10. frizz

Origin of frivolity

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

Can be confusedfrivolity frivolousness

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Word Origin and History for frivolity

frivolity

n.

1796, from French frivolité, from Old French frivole "frivolous," from Latin frivolus (see frivolous).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper