smartness, sprightliness, boldness, forwardness, pertness, briskness, sauciness, liveliness, impertinence, frivolity, impudence, levity, rudeness, light-mindedness.
The casual observer accused him of flippancy
" When people tell you they have a duty to perform, it goes without saying that it's disagreeable," she replied, with a flippancy
on which I consider I have the patent.
Once more Billy Louise, for the good of her patient, forced herself into safe flippancy-
that was not flippant at all, but merely a tender pretense.