[ friv-uh-luhs-lee ]
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  1. in a way that is characterized by lack of seriousness, good sense, or any worthwhile purpose:He had an income comfortable enough that he could spend some of it frivolously and extravagantly.I'm not asking the question frivolously; I am in earnest.

Origin of frivolously


Other words from frivolously

  • un·friv·o·lous·ly, adverb

Words Nearby frivolously Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use frivolously in a sentence

  • One British general frivolously put it, “I am afraid that the dear old Church has missed the bus this trip.”

    The Cup of Fury | Rupert Hughes
  • Certainly he did not spend his money frivolously, and he never had done so.

    The Main Chance | Meredith Nicholson
  • How could he himself pay court to her when she frivolously, if only for the moment, preferred this commoner's company?

    Half A Chance | Frederic S. Isham
  • Surely his life up to this time had not been so frivolously classical as to cause him any deserved regrets.

  • The hesitancy is because the word and its relationship are spoken of lightly, frivolously, so much, even in good circles.

    Quiet Talks on Prayer | S. D. (Samuel Dickey) Gordon