Levity Definition

lĕvĭ-tē
levities
noun
levities
Lightness or gaiety of disposition, conduct, or speech; esp., improper or unbecoming gaiety or flippancy; lack of seriousness; frivolity.
Webster's New World
Inconstancy; changeableness.
American Heritage
Lightness of weight; buoyancy.
Webster's New World
Fickleness; instability.
Webster's New World
The definition of levity is silly or light speech or behavior, usually at an inappropriate time.
An example of levity is someone is being disrespectful to a police officer after being arrested.
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Other Word Forms of Levity

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Singular:
levity
Plural:
levities

Origin of Levity

  • Coined in 1564, from Latin levitas (“lightness, frivolity"), from levis (“lightness (in weight)").

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin levitās from levis light legwh- in Indo-European roots

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

  • Cognate to lever.

    From Wiktionary

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