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Definitions of levity

  1. feeling an inappropriate lack of seriousness Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. lightness of manner Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Lack of gravity and earnestness in deportment or character; trifling gayety; frivolity; sportiveness; vanity. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Lack of steadiness or constancy; disposition to change; fickleness; volatility. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The quality of weighing less than something else of equal bulk; relative lightness, especially as shown by rising through, or floating upon, a contiguous substance; buoyancy; - opposed to gravity. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Lightness of disposition, conduct, etc.; trifling galety; lightness of weight. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. Lightness of weight: lightness of temper or conduct: thoughtlessness: disposition to trifle: vanity. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. Lightness, thought lessness; flippancy. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. Lightness; frivolity; flippancy. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. Lightness of temper or conduct; frivolity; idle pleasure; want of seriousness. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for levity

  1. They did not long continue this diversion, considering it as too great a levity and only the three beforementioned ladies could be prevailed on to exhibit their skill. – The Eventful History Of The Mutiny And Piratical Seizure Of H.M.S. Bounty: Its Cause And Consequences by Sir John Barrow
  2. Were her mind as free from pride, selfishness, luxury, and levity as her countenance is from spots and wrinkles, and could she govern her inward inclinations as she does her external carriage, she would have none to match her. – The True Citizen, How To Become One by W. F. Markwick, D. D. and W. A. Smith, A. B.
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