Definitions for: Flippant

[adj] showing inappropriate levity

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Flip"pant, n.
A flippant person. [R.] --Tennyson.

Synonyms: frivolous, light-minded

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