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flippant
used in Middlemarch

3 uses
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Definition
showing an inappropriate lack of seriousness
  • "Not its flippancy, father," said Mary, quickly, fearing that her mother would be displeased.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (78% in)
  • It is rather too bad of Fred to repeat my flippant speeches to Mr. Farebrother.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (78% in)
  • Against certain facts he was helpless: against Will Ladislaw's existence, his defiant stay in the neighborhood of Lowick, and his flippant state of mind with regard to the possessors of authentic, well-stamped erudition: against Dorothea's nature, always taking on some new shape of ardent activity, and even in submission and silence covering fervid reasons which it was an irritation to think of: against certain notions and likings which had taken possession of her mind in relation to...
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (90% in)

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