levity

[ lev-i-tee ]
/ ˈlɛv ɪ ti /

noun, plural lev·i·ties.

lightness of mind, character, or behavior; lack of appropriate seriousness or earnestness.
an instance or exhibition of this.
lightness in weight.

Origin of levity

1555–65; < Latin levitās lightness, frivolity, equivalent to levi(s) light + -tās -ty2
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levity

/ (ˈlɛvɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

inappropriate lack of seriousness
fickleness or instability
archaic lightness in weight

Word Origin for levity

C16: from Latin levitās lightness, from levis light
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