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Today's Word "flippant"

Lacking proper seriousness or respect on

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flippant \FLIP-uhnt\ (adjective) - Lacking proper seriousness or respect; showing inappropriate levity; pert.

"Ann is flippant where I'm serious, and I'm flippant where Ann is serious." -- John Cowper Powys, 'Wolf Solent'

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Flippant probably comes from flip. The noun form is flippancy.

 

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