playful; rude; impudent;
having a disrespectful attitude.
The student was flippant and the teacher asked her to leave the classroom.
flippant reminds of "flip ant".
we flip something by turning it around.
an ant is small.
we make someone feel small when we turn around their words.
You will get better customer service if you are not flippant. Be nice and pleasant.
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