Levity

Definition of Levity

Lev´i`ty   Pronunciation: lĕv´ĭ`tŷ
n.1.The quality of weighing less than something else of equal bulk; relative lightness, especially as shown by rising through, or floating upon, a contiguous substance; buoyancy; - opposed to gravity.
He gave the form of levity to that which ascended; to that which descended, the form of gravity.
- Sir. W. Raleigh.
This bubble by reason of its comparative levity to the fluidity that incloses it, would ascend to the top.
- Bentley.
2.Lack of gravity and earnestness in deportment or character; trifling gayety; frivolity; sportiveness; vanity.
He never employed his omnipotence out of levity.
- Calamy.
3.Lack of steadiness or constancy; disposition to change; fickleness; volatility.
The levity that is fatigued and disgusted with everything of which it is in possession.
- Burke.

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