One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘all of the girls were indolent and frivolous’
giddy, silly, foolish, facetious, zany, light-hearted, merry, superficial, shallow, lacking seriousness, non-serious, light-minded, whimsical, skittish, flighty, irresponsible, thoughtless, lacking in sense, feather-brained, empty-headed, pea-brained, birdbrained, vacuous, vapid
informal dizzy, dippy, dopey, batty, dotty, nutty
North American informal ditzy
2‘they never indulged in frivolous remarks’
flippant, glib, waggish, joking, jokey, light-hearted, facetious, fatuous, inane, shallow, superficial, senseless, thoughtless, ill-considered, non-serious
British informal daft
archaic frolicsome, sportive, jocose
3‘her face was thickly painted and her clothes were frivolous’
impractical, frothy, flimsy, insubstantial
4‘new rules to stop frivolous lawsuits’
time-wasting, trivial, trifling, minor, petty, lightweight, insignificant, unimportant, worthless, valueless, pointless, paltry, niggling, peripheral
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