levity
Pronunciation
  • (British, America) IPA: /ˈlɛ.vɪ.ti/
Noun

levity (uncountable)

  1. Lightness of manner or speech, frivolity; lack of appropriate seriousness; inclination to make a joke of serious matters.
  2. (obsolete) Lack of steadiness.
  3. The state or quality of being light, buoyancy.
    • Most of the confidences were unsought - frequently I had feigned sleep, preoccupation or a hostile levity […]
    • […] it would really seem as if there was something nomadic in our natures, a principle of levity and restlessness […]
    • 1869, Mary Somerville, On Molecular and Microscopic Science 1.1.12:
      Hydrogen […] rises in the air on account of its levity.
  4. (countable) A lighthearted or frivolous act.
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