frivolous
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈfɹɪv.əl.əs/
Adjective

frivolous

  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, Factcheck.org[https://web.archive.org/web/20050404051903/http://factcheck.org/article133.html]:
      One of the major cost drivers in the delivery of health care are these junk and frivolous lawsuits.
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