FLIPPANCY By N., Pam M.S. - May 11, 2013 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." Related Psychology Terms ANXIETY NEUROSIS GALLOWS HUMOR FLEXION REFLEX GONADOPAUSE REDOUT APPROPRIATE AFFECT EGO ANXIETY SELECTIVE REMINDING TEST INTERIM BEHAVIOR RESTATEMENT Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "FLIPPANCY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/flippancy/ (accessed November 28, 2020).