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Frivolous


FRIV'OLOUS, adjective [Latin frivlus, from the root of frio, to break into small pieces, to crumble; tero, trivi, to rub or wear out.]

Slight; trifling; trivial; of little weight, worth or importance; not worth notice; as a frivolous argument; a frivolous objection or pretext.