Frivolous vs Giddy - What's the difference?

frivolous | giddy |


As adjectives the difference between frivolous and giddy

is that frivolous is silly, especially at an inappropriate time or in an inappropriate manner while giddy is dizzy, feeling dizzy or unsteady and as if about to fall down.

As a verb giddy is

(obsolete|transitive) to make dizzy or unsteady.

frivolous

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Silly, especially at an inappropriate time or in an inappropriate manner.
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  • * Factcheck.org[http://www.factcheck.org/article133.html]:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Derived terms

    * frivolent * frivolously * frivolousness

    giddy

    English

    Adjective

    (er)
  • Dizzy, feeling dizzy or unsteady and as if about to fall down.
  • The man became giddy upon standing up so fast.
  • Causing dizziness: causing dizziness or a feeling of unsteadiness.
  • They climbed to a giddy height.
  • Lightheartedly silly, or joyfully elated.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1905, author=
  • , title= , chapter=2 citation , passage=Miss Phyllis Morgan, as the hapless heroine dressed in the shabbiest of clothes, appears in the midst of a gay and giddy throng; she apostrophises all and sundry there, including the villain, and has a magnificent scene which always brings down the house, and nightly adds to her histrionic laurels.}}
    The boy was giddy when he opened his birthday presents.
  • (archaic) Frivolous, impulsive, inconsistent, changeable.
  • * 1599 ,
  • In brief, since I do purpose to marry, I will think nothing to any purpose that the world can say against it; and therefore never flout at me for what I have said against it, for man is a giddy thing, and this is my conclusion.
  • * 1784 , , Tirocinium; or, A Review of Schools
  • Young heads are giddy and young hearts are warm,
    And make mistakes for manhood to reform.

    Synonyms

    * dizzy

    Derived terms

    * giddiness

    See also

    * vertiginous

    Verb

  • (obsolete) To make dizzy or unsteady.
  • To reel; to whirl.
  • (Chapman)