• IPA: /ˈfɹɪv.əl.əs/


  1. Silly, especially at an inappropriate time or in an inappropriate manner.
  2. Of little weight or importance; not worth notice; slight.
  3. (law, said of a lawsuit) Having no reasonable prospect of success because its claim is without merit, lacking a supporting legal or factual basis, while the filing party is, or should be, aware of this.
    • 2005,[]:
      One of the major cost drivers in the delivery of health care are these junk and frivolous lawsuits.
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