Buying things you don't need is being frivolous.
- An example of frivolous is purchasing something you don't need.
- An example of frivolous is a burglar suing a home owner for shooting them while breaking into their home.
- of little value or importance; trifling; trivial
- not properly serious or sensible; silly and light-minded; giddy: a frivolous remark, a frivolous youth
- having no basis in law because of the lack of sound legal arguments, facts, etc. or not brought to court in good faith
Origin of frivolousMiddle English ; from frivol (; from Old French frivole ; from Classical Latin frivolus, fragile, silly, akin to friare: see friable) + -ous
- Unworthy of serious attention; trivial: a frivolous novel.
- Inappropriately silly: a frivolous purchase.
Origin of frivolousMiddle English, probably from Latin fr&imacron;volus, of little value, probably from fri&amacron;re, to crumble.
(comparative more frivolous, superlative most frivolous)
From Latin frīvolus (“silly, empty, trifling, frivolous, worthless”).
frivolous - Legal Definition