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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Having a light, pert, trifling disposition.

Usage examples (36)
  • The student had a very flippant attitude when the assignment was turned in late.
  • Readers of Taine will recall his flippant Gaelic comment on Tennyson's conventional but cold words of lament.
  • There are levels to him that rise and fall as his emotions do, yet underneath the flippant is a deep guy with a good heart.
  • "The initial response was kind of flippant and cold," he said. for more
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