- The definition of frivolity is acting in a way that is silly or wasteful.
An example of frivolity is a company’s use of money for a company party when their sales are down and they must lay off employees.
- the quality or condition of being frivolous
- pl. frivolities a frivolous act or thing
Origin: French frivolité
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noun pl. fri·vol·i·ties
- The quality or condition of being frivolous.
- A frivolous act or thing.