Pronunciation /ˈfrɪv(ə)ləs/
1 Not having any serious purpose or value.
1.1 (of a person) carefree and superficial.

Late Middle English from Latin frivolus ‘silly, trifling’ + -ous.


Do not let anyone tell you that wordplay is frivolous, and it’s a darn sight better than playing with your food!

Did anybody else notice, some word genius decided that giving -ous to the end of the word was better than the shorter/simpler Latin spelling?

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