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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishflippantflip‧pant /ˈflɪpənt/ adjective  JOKING/NOT SERIOUSnot being serious about something that other people think you should be serious about a rather flippant remarkflippant about You shouldn’t be flippant about such things.flippantly adverbflippancy noun [uncountable] This is no time for flippancy.
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flippantHe did not mind being flippant about New York, but disliked to hear any one else take the same tone.Kalb gave a flippant answer to the question.That's not a flippant answer.Under that flippant attitude he liked to show at Park Crescent was a mind like quicksilver.If I am flippant, it's perhaps because nearly all these books are awkward about the limitations of psychology.People ask me if I'm related to him, and my answer is usually a flippant "No, but I wish I were."This consideration was not a flippant one.Sorry if that sounded flippant or heartless - it wasn't meant to be.You're not really ridiculing the anger I experience at your flippant pseudo-feminist attitude.Despite the slightly flippant tone I have adopted, this essay is based on hard science.
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