1 pungent adjectives of disesteem; "gave me a cockamamie reason for not going"; "wore a goofy hat"; "a silly idea"; "some wacky plan for selling more books" [syn: cockamamie, cockamamy, goofy, sappy, wacky, whacky, zany, unreasonable]
2 lacking seriousness; given to frivolity; "a dizzy blonde"; "light-headed teenagers"; "silly giggles" [syn: airheaded, dizzy, empty-headed, featherbrained, giddy, light-headed, lightheaded]
3 inspiring scornful pity; "how silly an ardent and unsuccessful wooer can be especially if he is getting on in years"- Dashiell Hammett [syn: pathetic, ridiculous]
4 dazed from or as if from repeated blows; "knocked silly by the impact"; "slaphappy with exhaustion" [syn: punch-drunk, slaphappy] n : a word used for misbehaving children; "don't be a silly" [also: silliest, sillier]
EtymologyPhonetic variant of seely.
- Rhymes: -ɪli
- foolish, showing a
lack of good sense and wisdom.
- I made a very silly mistake.
showing irresponsible behaviors.
- What a silly kid, he's always getting in trouble.
- playful, giggly.
- The newlyweds called each other silly little nicknames.
- The impact of the ball knocked him silly.
- of a fielding position, very close to the batsman; closer than short
- simple, not intelligent, refined.
- John was prosperous and his helpless, silly father could be of no use to him.
foolish, showing a lack of good sense and wisdom
irresponsible, showing irresponsible behaviors
- Finnish: hassu
- German: albern
- Japanese: つまらない
- Russian: глупышка
- Finnish: sekava
cricket: of a fielding position, very close to the batsman; closer than short
pejorative: simple, not intelligent, refined
- Finnish: yksinkertainen, hölmö
- Japanese: 馬鹿な, 阿呆な, 愚鈍な
Silly, in addition to its dictionary definitions, may refer to:
silly in German: Silly
silly in French: Silly
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