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Definitionshowing an inappropriate lack of seriousness
- "I should cry into my pillow every night," said Scarlett, meaning to be flippant, but he took the statement at face value and went red with pleasure.1.6 (39% in)
- He encouraged her to speak her mind, to be flippant and daring.5.48 (49% in)
- She missed him, missed his light flippant touch in anecdotes that made her shout with laughter, his sardonic grin that reduced troubles to their proper proportions, missed even his jeers that stung her to angry retort.5.56 (8% in)
- This was the first time he had ever talked to her in this manner, as one human being to another, talked as other people talked, without flippancy, mockery or riddles.5.63 (42% in)
There are no more uses of "flippant" in Gone with the Wind.
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