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frivolous
used in The Count of Monte Cristo

5 uses
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Definition
not serious
  • in behavior or attitude — as when acting silly or without appropriate seriousness
  • in content — as when describing something as trivial or unimportant
  • The stranger thus presenting himself was probably a person who, like Franz, preferred the enjoyment of solitude and his own thoughts to the frivolous gabble of the guides.
    Chapters 33-34 (56% in)
  • Marseilles is filled with half-pay officers, who are daily, under one frivolous pretext or other, getting up quarrels with the royalists; from hence arise continual and fatal duels among the higher classes of persons, and assassinations in the lower.
    Chapters 5-6 (74% in)
  • Certainly, in the eyes of an artist, the exact and strict costume of Teresa had a very different character from that of Carmela and her companions; and Teresa was frivolous and coquettish, and thus the embroidery and muslins, the cashmere waist-girdles, all dazzled her, and the reflection of sapphires and diamonds almost turned her giddy brain.
    Chapters 33-34 (34% in)
  • No, my life has been passed in frivolity; I wish to forget it myself.
    Chapters 67-68 (62% in)
  • You no more deceive me with that false calmness than I impose upon you with my frivolous solicitude.
    Chapters 105-106 (19% in)

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