flippantly

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Adverb[edit]

flippantly (comparative more flippantly, superlative most flippantly)

  1. In a flippant manner.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 17, The Mirror and the Lamp:
      “Perhaps it is because I have been excommunicated. It's absurd, but I feel like the Jackdaw of Rheims.” ¶ She winced and bowed her head. Each time that he spoke flippantly of the Church he caused her pain.