levity

  • 1 Levity — Lev i*ty (l[e^]v [i^]*t[y^]), n. [L. levitas, fr. levis light in weight; akin to levare to raise. See {Lever}, n.] 1. The quality of weighing less than something else of equal bulk; relative lightness, especially as shown by rising through, or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Levity — may refer to * a sense of amusement, the opposite of gravitas * Levity (film). * Levity (soundtrack), the same titled soundtracked for the film. * Levity (music group) levity Levity to alternatywno freestyle’owe trio jazzowe, założone w 2005 roku …

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  • 3 Levity — Título Levity Ficha técnica Dirección Ed Solomon Dirección artística Pierre Perrault. Diseño de producción François Se …

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  • 4 levity — (n.) want of seriousness, frivolity, 1560s, from L. levitatem (nom. levitas) lightness, frivolity, from levis light in weight (see LEVER (Cf. lever)) + ITY (Cf. ity) …

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  • 5 levity — tightness, light mindedness, frivolity, flippancy, volatility, flightiness Analogous words: foolishness or folly, silliness, absurdity (see corresponding adjectives at FOOLISH): gaiety, liveliness, spright liness, vivaciousness or vivacity (see… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 levity — [n] funniness, silliness absurdity, amusement, buoyancy, facetiousness, festivity, fickleness, flightiness, flippancy, folly, foolishness, frivolity, giddiness, happiness, high spirits, hilarity, jocularity, laughs, lightheartedness, mirth,… …

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  • 7 levity — ► NOUN ▪ the treatment of a serious matter with humour or lack of respect. ORIGIN Latin levitas, from levis light …

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  • 8 levity — [lev′i tē] n. pl. levities [OFr levité < L levitas < levis, LIGHT2] 1. Rare lightness of weight; buoyancy 2. lightness or gaiety of disposition, conduct, or speech; esp., improper or unbecoming gaiety or flippancy; lack of seriousness;… …

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  • 9 Levity — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel Levity Produktionsland USA, Frankreich …

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  • 10 Levity — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Levity >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 levity levity Sgm: N 1 lightness lightness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 imponderability imponderability buoyancy volatility GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 feather feather …

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  • 11 levity — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) I n. frivolity (see folly); lightness (see levity). II Lightness in weight Nouns 1. levity, lightness, buoyancy, imponderability, weightlessness, volatility, airiness, levitation; fermentation,… …

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  • 12 Levity — Le Salut Le Salut (Levity) est un film franco américain réalisé en 2003 par Edward Solomon. Sommaire 1 Synopsis 2 Fiche technique 3 Distribution 4 Lien externe …

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  • 13 levity — noun /ˈlɛ.vɪ.ti/ a) lightness of manner or speech, frivolity it would really seem as if there was something nomadic in our natures, a principle of levity and restlessness b) The state or quality of being light, buoyancy Hydrogen ... rises in the… …

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  • 14 levity — [[t]le̱vɪti[/t]] N UNCOUNT Levity is behaviour that shows a tendency to treat serious matters in a non serious way. [LITERARY] At the time, Arnold had disapproved of such levity. Syn: frivolity …

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  • 15 levity — noun without some occasional levity, the working environment is no better than a sweatshop Syn: lightheartedness, high spirits, vivacity, liveliness, cheerfulness, cheeriness, humor, gaiety, fun, jocularity, hilarity, frivolity, amusement, mirth …

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  • 16 levity — /ˈlɛvəti / (say levuhtee) noun (plural levities) 1. lightness of mind, character, or behaviour; lack of proper seriousness or earnestness: she accused him of levity in his discussion of the divorce law. 2. an instance or exhibition of this. 3.… …

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  • 17 levity — noun Etymology: Latin levitat , levitas, from levis light in weight more at light Date: 1564 1. excessive or unseemly frivolity 2. lack of steadiness ; changeableness …

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  • 18 levity — /lev i tee/, n., pl. levities. 1. lightness of mind, character, or behavior; lack of appropriate seriousness or earnestness. 2. an instance or exhibition of this. 3. fickleness. 4. lightness in weight. [1555 65; < L levitas lightness, frivolity,… …

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  • 19 levity — Synonyms and related words: absentmindedness, absurdity, airiness, amusement, ascent, banter, big deal, booing, bounce, breeziness, bubbliness, buoyancy, carefreeness, carelessness, catcalling, chaffing, changeableness, chirpiness, coquettishness …

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  • 20 levity — lev|i|ty [ˈlevıti] n [U] [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: levitas, from levis light ] formal lack of respect or seriousness when you are dealing with something serious ≠ ↑gravity …

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