AskDefine | Define levity

Dictionary Definition



1 feeling an inappropriate lack of seriousness [ant: gravity]
2 lightness of manner

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. lightness of manner or speech, frivolity
  2. lack of steadiness
  3. The state or quality of being light,buoyancy
    • " would really seem as if there was something nomadic in our natures, a principle of levity and restlessness..." — Robert Montgomery Bird (1806-1854)


  • Estonian: kerglus
  • Portuguese: leveza

Extensive Definition

Levity may refer to

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

absentmindedness, absurdity, airiness, amusement, ascent, banter, big deal, booing, bounce, breeziness, bubbliness, buoyancy, carefreeness, carelessness, catcalling, chaffing, changeableness, chirpiness, coquettishness, daintiness, debonairness, delicacy, derision, disregard, disregardfulness, distraction, downiness, emptiness, ethereality, facetiousness, faddishness, faddism, fickleness, fleering, flightiness, flimsiness, flippancy, floatability, fluffiness, foaminess, folly, fooling, foolishness, frivolity, frivolousness, frothiness, fun, futility, gentleness, giddiness, glee, gleefulness, gossameriness, grinning, heedlessness, high glee, hilariousness, hilarity, hissing, hooting, idleness, inadvertence, inadvertency, inanity, inattention, inattentiveness, inconsideration, inconstancy, incuriosity, indifference, inobservance, jauntiness, jeering, jocularity, jocundity, jolliness, jollity, joshing, joviality, joy, joyfulness, joyousness, lack of weight, laughter, leering, levitation, light heart, lightheartedness, lightmindedness, lightness, lightsomeness, mercuriality, mercurialness, merriment, merriness, mirth, mirthfulness, mockery, negligence, nonobservance, nugacity, obliviousness, panning, perkiness, pertness, playfulness, prankishness, pranksomeness, ragging, raillery, rallying, razzing, regardlessness, resilience, ridicule, roasting, roguishness, scoffing, shallowness, silliness, skittishness, slenderness, slightness, smart-aleckiness, smartness, smirking, sneering, snickering, sniggering, snorting, softness, sportiveness, superficiality, taunting, tenderness, thoughtlessness, trickery, trickiness, triflingness, triteness, triviality, trivialization, trivialness, twitting, unalertness, unawareness, unconsciousness, undependability, unheaviness, unheedfulness, unintentiveness, unmindfulness, unobservance, unpredictability, unreliability, unwariness, unwatchfulness, vacuity, vanity, vapidity, volatility, waggery, waggishness, weightlessness, yeastiness
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