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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


Synonymsgiddiness


Broader (hypernym)frivolity, frivolousness


Narrower (hyponym)lightness, lightsomeness









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