SYNONYMS FOR frivolous
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Origin of frivolous
OTHER WORDS FROM frivolousfriv·o·lous·ly, adverbfriv·o·lous·ness, nounun·friv·o·lous, adjectiveun·friv·o·lous·ness, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH frivolousfrivolity, frivolousness
Words nearby frivolous
Example sentences from the Web for frivolous
No matter how dangerous and frivolous it would be to create a “January exception” for impeachable conduct, and despite overwhelming the evidence that he stoked the MAGA mob, they will let him walk.
It’s that we suspect Hawley knows one of these arguments is legally weak and that the other is frivolous.Sen. Hawley has been condemned. His bad legal arguments should be stamped out, too.|Daniel Epps, Alan Trammell|January 20, 2021|Washington Post
Under Mayor Bill de Blasio, the city has moved to limit payouts on what the mayor described early in his administration as “frivolous lawsuits” against the NYPD.New York City Paid an NBA Star Millions After an NYPD Officer Broke His Leg. The Officer Paid Little Price.|by Mike Hayes for ProPublica|January 12, 2021|ProPublica
Such widespread play must be more than just a frivolous whim of nature.
In Northanger Abbey, Jane Austen defends the novel against critics who dismiss it as frivolous and feminine.
The 1996 filing (which you can check out here) was, naturally, as silly and frivolous as the boycott push that came before it.When the Religious Right Attacked ‘The Little Mermaid’|Asawin Suebsaeng|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mizell called the Justice Department “arrogant” for bringing this frivolous case to the court.Honoring The Late John Doar, A Nearly Forgotten Hero Of The Civil Rights Era|Gary May|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“This is silly in its context but serious in its purpose, it is not frivolous,” Pelosi says.Pelosi to Boehner: I Quashed Impeachment, and So Can You|Eleanor Clift|August 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Blogging is a lifestyle agenda that can pay the bills, it becomes a serious business of frivolous things.Tavi Gevinson: From Teen Fashion Queen to Broadway Star|Arabelle Sicardi|July 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Many denounce the system of morning calls as silly, frivolous, and a waste of time.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness|Florence Hartley
Romarino paid a little court to her in his frivolous way; but she did not observe it, or, at all events, took no notice of it.Skipper Worse|Alexander Lange Kielland
If the invention be frivolous or pernicious, the inventor cannot secure for it legal protection.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman|Albert Sidney Bolles
I am going to be frivolous, coquette, and imagine myself a girl of the old Southern Set, when there were no new people.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
Scarcely anything has been written against the French Academy, except frivolous and insipid pleasantries.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)