flippant

Part of speech: adverb

Flippantly.

Part of speech: adjective

Light, pert, and trifling.

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Usage examples "flippant":

  1. Then followed questions about which Order he proposed to join; and Mark ashamed to go back on what he had said lest they should think him flippant answered that he thought of joining the Order of St. George. - "The Altar Steps", Compton MacKenzie.
  2. And with that happily flippant declaration he was off into the wilderness again. - "Roosevelt in the Bad Lands", Hermann Hagedorn.
  3. I was making a home for thee, he repeated without heeding her flippant observation, by rendering myself illustrious. - "The Nest of the Sparrowhawk", Baroness Orczy.