FLIPPANCY

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a term that describes the inappropriate levity that occurs when a serious problem is being addressed or an anxiety making subject is discussed. Compare gallows humour.

FLIPPANCY: "Flippancy is a term describing inappropriate levels of seriousness."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "FLIPPANCY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/flippancy/ (accessed August 15, 2022).

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