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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
- Meaning nothing but a certain matured frivolity and selfishness, not always inseparable from full-blown years, I think she confirmed him in his fear that he was a constraint upon his young wife, and that there was no congeniality of feeling between them, by so strongly commending his design of lightening the load of her life.Chapters 43-45 (61% in)
- That I suffered much in these contentions, that they filled me with unhappiness and remorse, and yet that I had a sustaining sense that it was required of me, in right and honour, to keep away from myself, with shame, the thought of turning to the dear girl in the withering of my hopes, from whom I had frivolously turned when they were bright and fresh — which consideration was at the root of every thought I had concerning her — is all equally true.Chapters 58-60 (18% in)
There are no more uses of "frivolous" in David Copperfield.
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