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- Silly, especially at an inappropriate time or in an inappropriate manner.
- Of little weight or importance; not worth notice; slight; trivial.
- Synonyms: see Thesaurus:insignificant
- (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.
- 1996 August 31, Paul F. Waldner, President-Elect, Houston Trial Lawyers Association, “Viewpoints”, in Houston Chronicle:
- 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.
- 2005, Factcheck.org:
- One of the major cost drivers in the delivery of health care are these junk and frivolous lawsuits.
silly; especially at an inappropriate time or in an inappropriate manner
of little weight or importance; not worth notice