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    flippant

    Quote Originally Posted by Cambridge dict
    not serious about a serious subject, in an attempt to be amusing or to appear clever:
    a flippant remark/attitude
    It's easy to be flippant, but we have a serious problem to deal with here.
    I think she just thought I was being flippant.
    Is it common? Are there "better" alternatives?

    FRC


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    You may hear "off remark" in the US.

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    Re: flippant

    Quote Originally Posted by Francois
    Quote Originally Posted by Cambridge dict
    not serious about a serious subject, in an attempt to be amusing or to appear clever:
    a flippant remark/attitude
    It's easy to be flippant, but we have a serious problem to deal with here.
    I think she just thought I was being flippant.
    Is it common? Are there "better" alternatives?

    FRC
    I wouldn't call it common, but it isn't a rare word. There are many possibilities here:

    http://thesaurus.reference.com/search?q=flippant

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