1. Of smooth, fluent, and rapid speech; speaking with ease and rapidity; having a voluble tongue; talkative.
It becometh good men, in such cases, to be flippant and free in their speech. --Barrow.
2. Speaking fluently and confidently, without knowledge or consideration; empty; trifling; inconsiderate; pert; petulant. “Flippant epilogues.”
To put flippant scorn to the blush. --I. Taylor.
A sort of flippant, vain discourse. --Burke.
Flip·pant, n. A flippant person. [R.]
adj : showing inappropriate levity [syn: light-minded]