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 for frivolity
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Frivolity \Fri*vol"i*ty\, n.; pl. Frivolities. [Cg. F.
     frivolit['e]. See Frivolous.]
     The condition or quality of being frivolous; also, acts or
     habits of trifling; unbecoming levity of disposition.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the trait of being frivolous; not serious or sensible [syn:
           frivolity, frivolousness] [ant: earnestness,
           serious-mindedness, seriousness, sincerity]
      2: something of little value or significance [syn: bagatelle,
         fluff, frippery, frivolity]
      3: acting like a clown or buffoon [syn: buffoonery,
         clowning, japery, frivolity, harlequinade, prank]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  101 Moby Thesaurus words for "frivolity":
     amusement, asininity, battiness, big deal, brainlessness,
     buffoonery, clownishness, crackpottedness, crankiness, craziness,
     daffiness, dallying, desipience, eccentricity, emptiness, fatuity,
     fatuousness, flightiness, flimsiness, flippancy, flirting, folly,
     foolery, foolheadedness, foolishness, frivolousness, fun, futility,
     game, giddiness, glee, gleefulness, goofiness, high glee,
     hilariousness, hilarity, idiocy, idleness, imbecility, inanity,
     ineptitude, insanity, jest, jocularity, jocundity, jolliness,
     jollity, joviality, joy, joyfulness, joyousness, laughter, levity,
     lightness, lunacy, madness, merriment, merriness, mindlessness,
     mirth, mirthfulness, niaiserie, nugacity, nuttiness, play,
     playfulness, prankishness, pranksomeness, queerness, roguishness,
     sappiness, screwiness, senselessness, shallowness, silliness,
     slenderness, slightness, sport, sportiveness, stupidity,
     superficiality, thoughtlessness, toying, trickery, trickiness,
     trifling, triflingness, triteness, triviality, trivialness,
     vacuity, vanity, vapidity, volatility, wackiness, waggery,
     waggishness, weirdness, witlessness, zaniness, zanyism

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