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Saturday, September 30, 2000

Definitions for flippant

  1. Lacking proper seriousness or respect; showing inappropriate levity; pert.

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Citations for flippant
In the mid-1950s we both wrote for the same weekly, where her contributions were a good deal more serious and less flippant than mine. Anthony Howard and Jason Cowley, New Statesman
The conversations had grown more adult over the years--she was less flippant, at least. Sylvia Brownrigg, The Metaphysical Touch
Origin of flippant
Flippant probably comes from flip. The noun form is flippancy.
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