graded adjective & adjective If you describe a person or what they say as flippant, you are criticizing them because you think they are not taking something as seriously as they should. [disapproval] ⇒ Don't be flippant, damn it! This is serious! ⇒ He now dismisses that as a flippant comment. flippancy
uncountable noun ⇒ She must have thought that there was some flippancy in his tone, for she said, 'Andrew, I wish you'd take this seriously'.
flippantly graded adverb [ADV with v] ⇒ He answered carelessly and flippantly.
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