Frivolous Definition

Of little value or importance; trifling; trivial.
Webster's New World
Not properly serious or sensible; silly and light-minded; giddy.
A frivolous remark, a frivolous youth.
Webster's New World
Having no basis in law because of the lack of sound legal arguments, facts, etc. or not brought to court in good faith.
Webster's New World
Of a claim or assertion in litigation, that it lacks merit or substance; often a pejorative term, implying bad faith or negligence by the pleading party.
Webster's New World Law

Origin of Frivolous

  • Middle English probably from Latin frīvolus of little value probably from friāre to crumble

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin frīvolus (“silly, empty, trifling, frivolous, worthless”).

    From Wiktionary

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