frivolous (comparative more frivolous, superlative most frivolous)
- Silly, especially at an inappropriate time or in an inappropriate manner.
1996 August 31, Paul F. Waldner, President-Elect, Houston Trial Lawyers Association, “Viewpoints”, in Houston Chroniclecitation:
- 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.
- One of the major cost drivers in the delivery of health care are these junk and frivolous lawsuits.
- Of little weight or importance; not worth notice; slight.
- (law) In litigation, a lawsuit filed by a party who is aware the claim is without merit and has no reasonable prospect of success because of a lack of supporting legal or factual basis.
silly; especially at an inappropriate time or in an inappropriate manner
- Armenian: թեթևամիտ (tʿetʿewamit)
- Bulgarian: лекомислен (bg) (lekomislen), несериозен (bg) (neseriozen), повърхностен (bg) (povǎrhnosten)
- Catalan: frívol
- Dutch: frivool (nl), lichtzinnig (nl), wuft (nl), onbezonnen (nl)
- Esperanto: vanta
- Finnish: naurettava (fi), typerä (fi), idioottimainen, kevytmielinen, hölmö (fi)
- French: frivole (fr)
- Georgian: არასერიოზული (araseriozuli), დაუფიქრებელი (daupikrebeli), ფუქსავატი (puksavaṭi)
- German: frivol (de)
- Greek: επιπόλαιος (el) (epipólaios)
- Ido: frivola (io)
- Italian: frivolo (it)
of little weight or importance; not worth notice
- frivolous in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- frivolous in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911