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English adjective: silly

1. silly ludicrous, foolish


SamplesGave me a cockamamie reason for not going.
Wore a goofy hat.
A silly idea.
Some wacky plan for selling more books.


Synonymscockamamie, cockamamy, goofy, sappy, wacky, whacky, zany


Similarfoolish


Domain usagecolloquialism


Antonymswise

2. silly lacking seriousness; given to frivolity


SamplesA dizzy blonde.
Light-headed teenagers.
Silly giggles.


Synonymsairheaded, dizzy, empty-headed, featherbrained, giddy, light-headed, lightheaded


Similarfrivolous


Antonymsserious

3. silly inspiring scornful pity


SamplesHow silly an ardent and unsuccessful wooer can be especially if he is getting on in years.


Synonymspathetic, ridiculous


Similarundignified


Antonymsdignified

4. silly dazed from or as if from repeated blows


SamplesKnocked silly by the impact.
Slaphappy with exhaustion.


Synonymspunch-drunk, slaphappy


Similarconfused


Domain usagecolloquialism


Antonymsclear-thinking, clearheaded


English noun: silly

1. silly (person) a word used for misbehaving children


SamplesDon't be a silly.


Broader (hypernym)child, fry, kid, minor, nestling, nipper, shaver, small fry, tiddler, tike, tyke, youngster









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