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friv·o·lous  audio  (frv-ls) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
  1. Unworthy of serious attention; trivial: a frivolous novel.
  2. Inappropriately silly: a frivolous purchase.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English, probably from Latin frvolus, of little value, probably from frire, to crumble

OTHER FORMS:
frivo·lous·ly(Adverb), frivo·lous·ness(Noun)


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