flippant adj : showing inappropriate levity [syn: light-minded]
- Lacking proper respect or seriousness, showing
- 2000: Anthony Howard and Jason Cowley, Decline and Fall, New Statesman, March 13, 2000 - 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.
- Sylvia Brownrigg, The Metaphysical Touch - The conversations had grown more adult over the years--she was less flippant, at least.
- Allen Carr, Allen Carrs Easyway To Stop Smoking - Our society treats smoking flippantly as a slightly distasteful habit that can injure your health. It is not. It is drug addiction.
lacking proper respect
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