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English noun: silliness

1. silliness (attribute) a ludicrous folly

SamplesThe crowd laughed at the absurdity of the clown's behavior.

Synonymsabsurdity, fatuity, fatuousness

Broader (hypernym)folly, foolishness, unwiseness

2. silliness (attribute) an impulsive scatterbrained manner


Broader (hypernym)frivolity, frivolousness

Narrower (hyponym)lightness, lightsomeness

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