Flippant

Definition of Flippant

Flip´pant
a.1.Of smooth, fluent, and rapid speech; speaking with ease and rapidity; having a voluble tongue; talkative.
It becometh good men, in such cases, to be flippant and free in their speech.
- Barrow.
2.Speaking fluently and confidently, without knowledge or consideration; empty; trifling; inconsiderate; pert; petulant.
To put flippant scorn to the blush.
- I. Taylor.
A sort of flippant, vain discourse.
- Burke.
n.1.A flippant person.

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