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Word: flippant

Definition: lacking proper seriousness; Ex. flippant remarks about death; N. flippancy

Sentences Containing 'flippant'

Alex Clark, writing in the "TLS", said 'Her narrative voice is flippant, wise-cracking, streetsmart and hard as nails.
As Pratt and Debbie travel to the IDP camp Pratt shows a flippant attitude to the situation that irritates Debbie.
Bourgeois families came to study the flippant manners of their superiors.
But it may be pleaded for Jervas that a good deal of this rigidity is due to his abhorrence of the light, flippant, jocose style of his predecessors.
Fisk reacted with outrage [http://www.counterpunch.org/fisk0513.html]; Reporters sans Frontieres condemned Malkovich's comments, but Jayasekera dismissed them as "flippant" in a now-deleted online article for the "Index" website.
Gabrielle seems flippant and tells Paul's mother that she is keeping the car that Paul gave her, because she needs it.
Irate at their incompetence, Seth tells his assistant to take her back and then, in anger, makes some flippant, rude comments about her appearance, diet, and desirability.
Many critics of the conquistadors' policies were appalled by the flippant nature of the "Requerimiento", and Bartolomé de las Casas said in response to it that he did not know whether to laugh or to cry.
Musically Cassie debut album was R and pop rock with urban and contemporary R styles, the album contained "looming synthesizer patterns" and "ice-cream-truck melody to give it a slightly twisted and threatening edge", as well as containing "flippant playfulness".
Nothing, unless indeed the coarse buffoonery of Phillips, could be more out of place in an attempt to represent Cervantes, than a flippant, would-be facetious style, like that of Motteux's version for example, or the sprightly, jaunty air, French translators sometimes adopt.
The designing process made the band members realise that the title "Melody Attack" was "too flippant" for the music recorded, and they adopted "Remain in Light" instead.
The official website contains the standard questions, and then a number of non-sequiturs or flippant answers.

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