flippant

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Francois

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Cambridge dict said:
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?

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Francois said:
Cambridge dict said:
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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