Flippant : Definition

Flippant

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Pronunciation : Flip"pant
Part of Speech : a.
Etymology : [Prov. E. flip to move nimbly; cf. W. llipa soft, limber, pliant, or Icel. fleipa to babble, prattle. Cf. Flip, Fillip, Flap, Flipper.]
Definition : 1. Of smooth, fluent, and rapid speech; speaking with ease and rapidity; having a voluble tongue; talkative. It becometh good men, in such cases, to be flippant and free in their speech. Barrow.

2. Speaking fluently and confidently, without knowledge or consideration; empty; trifling; inconsederate; pert; petulant. "Flippant epilogous." Thomson. To put flippant scorn to the blush. I. Taylor. A sort of flippant, vain discourse. Burke.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Flip"pant
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : Defn: A flippant person. [R.] Tennyson.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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