Definition of Flippancy

1. Noun. Inappropriate levity. "Her mood changed and she was all lightness and joy"

Exact synonyms: Light-mindedness
Generic synonyms: Levity
Derivative terms: Flippant, Light-minded



Definition of Flippancy

1. n. The state or quality of being flippant.

Definition of Flippancy

1. Noun. A disrespectful levity or pertness especially in respect to grave or sacred matters. ¹

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Definition of Flippancy

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Flippancy

flip out
flip over
flip side
flip sides
flip the bird
flipbook
flipbooks
flipchart
flipcharts
flipflop
flipflopped
flipflopping
flipflops
flipness
flippancies
flippancy (current term)
flippant
flippantly
flippantness
flippase
flippases
flipped
flipped out
flipper
flipper baby
flippered
flippering
flipperless
flipperlike
flippers

Literary usage of Flippancy

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1. Education by Project Innovation (Organization) (1894)
"The " February " number of " Education " (page 352) contains an article by HE Monroe, Philadelphia, Pa., which offers an illustration of such flippancy and ..."

2. Samuel F.B. Morse: His Letters and Journals by Samuel Finley Breese Morse, Edward Lind Morse (1914)
"flippancy at funerals. — Campo Santo at Naples. — Gruesome conditions. — Ubiquity of beggars. — Convent of St. Martino. — Masterpiece of Spagnoletto. ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"... from the very beginning from the Divine substance and was deified by the sufferings, death, and Resurrection of the Saviour. not spoiled by flippancy. ..."

4. Manual of Political Ethics: Designed Chiefly for the Use of Colleges and by Francis Lieber, Theodore Dwight Woolsey (1876)
"Dangers of Newspaper flippancy.—The Political Position of the Clergyman. — Opinion of ancient Theologians. — How far the Clergyman ought to share in the ..."

5. Literary Criticisms and Other Papers by Horace Binney Wallace (1856)
"After reading a recent History on a great American subject, we concluded that flippancy was the worst fault of a historian ; but upon finishing Yon Räumer, ..."

6. The Brontë Family: With Special Reference to Patrick Branwell Brontë by Francis A. Leyland (1886)
"... Head—Their Determination to Maintain themselves —Charlotte's Fears respecting Emily—Charlotte's religious Melancholy—Accuses herself of flippancy— She ..."

7. Famous Pamphlets by Henry Morley (1886)
"... under the names of flippancy, arrogance, conceit, misrepresentation, and malevolence; reproaches which you will only regard as so many acknowledgments ..."

8. Village Life in Egypt: With Sketches of the Saïd by Bayle St. John (1853)
"... reading Hieroglyphics — Reason of presumed Failure — French flippancy — Failure of Philologists — Reasons — Jumping to a Conclusion — Hasty Criticism— ..."

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