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Flippant Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    flippant adj : showing inappropriate levity [syn: light-minded]
Flippant Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Flippant \Flip"pant\, a. [Prov. E. flip to move nimbly; cf. W. llipa soft, limber, pliant, or Icel. fleipa to babble, prattle. Cf. Flip, Fillip, Flap, Flipper.]
  1. Of smooth, fluent, and rapid speech; speaking with ease and rapidity; having a voluble tongue; talkative. It becometh good men, in such cases, to be flippant and free in their speech. --Barrow.
  2. Speaking fluently and confidently, without knowledge or consideration; empty; trifling; inconsiderate; pert; petulant. ``Flippant epilogues.'' --Thomson. To put flippant scorn to the blush. --I. Taylor. A sort of flippant, vain discourse. --Burke.
Flippant Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Flippant \Flip"pant\, n. A flippant person. [R.] --Tennyson.
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Flippant Sample Sentences in News

  • Hawks won't be flippant against Cats, says coach Alastair Clarkson
    Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson says his Hawks cannot afford to adopt a "flippant" attitude to Saturday night's clash against Geelong, admitting his team is still trying to work out the best way to combat a rival that has beaten it in 12 of their past 13 matches. Read more on this news related to 'Flippant'
  • Surrey mayoral candidate disregards ferris wheel idea as a 'flippant comment'
    A ferris wheel might one day spin on the North Vancouver waterfront, but Surrey councillor Linda Hepner now admits her proposal for such an attraction near the Pattullo Bridge was a “flippant comment.” Hepner, who is taking a run at the mayor’s job in her community, earlier this year mused about a ferris wheel as a way to enliven the gateway to her city. Read more on this news related to 'Flippant'
  • How Britney is nailing the public breakup
    FROM her first, perfectly flippant tweet onwards, Britney Spears has been nailing her very public breakup to cheating ex David Lucado. Here’s why. Read more on this news related to 'Flippant'

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