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Definitionnot serious (in 1 or both of these ways):
- in behavior or attitude — as when acting silly or without appropriate seriousness
- in content — as when describing something as trivial or unimportant
- They DO live more in earnest, more in themselves, and less in surface, change, and frivolous external things.Chapter 7 (92% in)
- ...peculiarly wayward, rejecting her breakfast, complaining that the servants did not do what she told them; that the mistress would allow her to be nothing in the house, and Edgar neglected her; that she had caught a cold with the doors being left open, and we let the parlour fire go out on purpose to vex her, with a hundred yet more frivolous accusations, Mrs. Linton peremptorily insisted that she should get to bed; and, having scolded her heartily, threatened to send for the doctor.Chapter 10 (63% in)
There are no more uses of "frivolous" in Wuthering Heights.
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