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silly

noun

1 silly

A word used for misbehaving children.

Polish: głuptas, głuptaś, głuptasek



adjective

1 silly

Ludicrous, foolish:
— A silly idea.

synonyms: goofy, wacky, whacky, zany.

Roget 486: credulous, gullible; easily deceived etc. 545; simple, green, soft, childish, silly, stupid; easily convinced; over-credulous, over confident, ... show more

2 silly

Lacking seriousness; given to frivolity:
— Silly giggles.

synonyms: airheaded, dizzy, empty-headed, featherbrained, giddy, light-headed, lightheaded.

Roget 499: unintelligent [Applied to persons], unintellectual, unreasoning; mindless, witless, reasoningless, brainless; halfbaked; having no head etc. 498; not bright etc. ... show more

3 silly

Inspiring scornful pity:
— How silly an ardent and unsuccessful wooer can be especially if he is getting on in years.

synonyms: pathetic, ridiculous.

4 silly

Dazed from or as if from repeated blows:
— Knocked silly by the impact.

synonyms: punch-drunk, slaphappy.

Roget 503: insane, mad, lunatic, loony [Coll.]; crazy, crazed, aliene, non compos mentis; not right, cracked, touched; bereft of reason; all possessed, ... show more


adverb

Roget 544: falsely etc. adj.; a la tartufe, with a double tongue; silly etc. (cunning) 702.   

Moby thesaurus: Pickwickian, absurd, airy, apish, asinine, balmy, batty, bedazzled, befooled, beguiled, benumbed, besotted, blockhead, bonehead, booby, brainless, buffoonish, catchpenny, childish, clod ... show more.

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