Definition of 'frivolous'
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This would deter frivolous claims but still allow genuine claimants to obtain redress. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Architects sometimes have a way of adopting a slightly superior tone about the frivolous nature of fashion. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Some of the prayers were rather frivolous. Christianity Today (2000)We momentarily move onto more frivolous things. Times, Sunday Times (2015)That all things silly or frivolous have no right to exist. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He exudes an easy blend of the serious and the frivolous. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This summer the government is looking to introduce significant changes to reduce the number of frivolous claims. Times, Sunday Times (2013)My own experience was probably rather more frivolous but great fun. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This is bound to incite frivolous claims. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The club will vigorously defend itself and its player against this frivolous claim. The Sun (2011)It's neither frivolous fashion nor simple practicality. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Campaigners called for Britain to be able to halt cash being spent on frivolous things. The Sun (2015)There are 140 exhibitors offering both serious and frivolous antiques and design of all periods. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Today's auction is rather less frivolous. Times, Sunday Times (2008)TWITTER is often dismissed as a frivolous waste of time. The Sun (2009)But on the whole the journal is a serious attempt to fulfil a frivolous purpose rather than a frivolous attempt to fulfil a serious one. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)Then I know what there is to spend on more frivolous things. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I don't want to spend all my life doing frivolous things. Times, Sunday Times (2012)I doubted that Toast could possibly be anything other than frivolous and rather dull. Times, Sunday Times (2010)People may see it as frivolous or silly, but it's the most important thing. Times, Sunday Times (2008)When you compare what she's doing, fashion is frivolous. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Life is comfortable rather than luxurious, and she can't think of a single frivolous thing she bought after her win. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This might be true, but there is still a residual sense of guilt for spending on anything as frivolous as fashion, particularly right now. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It's easy to dismiss fashion as frivolous, but these figures paint a picture of an industry that deserves to be taken very seriously indeed. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'frivolous'
British English: frivolous ADJECTIVE
If you describe someone as frivolous, you mean they behave in a silly or light-hearted way.
I just decided I was a bit too frivolous to be a doctor.
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