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definition of the word frivolous

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< Latin frivolus (silly, empty, trifling, frivolous, worthless)

frivolous (comparative more frivolous, superlative most frivolous)

Positive
frivolous

Comparative
more frivolous

Superlative
most frivolous

  1. silly; especially at an inappropriate time or in an inappropriate manner
    • "There is no easy definition for the phrase 'frivolous lawsuit,' but I imagine any claim for damages where the injuries are minimal or where the basis for the defendant's liability is hard to believe, might qualify as frivolous." — Paul F. Waldner, President-Elect, Houston Trial Lawyers Association, Viewpoints, Houston Chronicle, August 31, 1996 (citation)
    • "One of the major cost drivers in the delivery of health care are these junk and frivolous lawsuits." — [1]
  2. Of little weight or importance; not worth notice; slight.


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