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Definitions of silly

  1. lacking seriousness; given to frivolity; " a dizzy blonde"; " light- headed teenagers"; " silly giggles"
  2. ( informal terms) " gave me a cockamamie reason for not going"; " wore a goofy hat"; " a silly idea"; " some wacky plan for selling more books"
  3. inspiring scornful pity; " how silly an ardent and unsuccessful wooer can be especially if he is getting on in years"- Dashiell Hammett
  4. ( informal) dazed from or as if from repeated blows; " knocked silly by the impact"; " slaphappy with exhaustion"
  5. a word used for misbehaving children; " don't be a silly"
  6. dazed from or as if from repeated blows; " knocked silly by the impact"; " slaphappy with exhaustion"
  7. 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"
  8. Happy; fortunate; blessed.
  9. Harmless; innocent; inoffensive.
  10. Weak; helpless; frail.
  11. Rustic; plain; simple; humble.
  12. Weak in intellect; destitute of ordinary strength of mind; foolish; witless; simple; as, a silly woman.
  13. Proceeding from want of understanding or common judgment; characterized by weakness or folly; unwise; absurd; stupid; as, silly conduct; a silly question.
  14. Weak in intellect; lacking good sense; foolish; simple; witless; stupid; absurd.
  15. Sillily.
  16. Silliness.
  17. Sillier.
  18. Silliest.
  19. Simple: harmless: foolish: witless: imprudent: absurd: stupid.
  20. Simple; foolish.
  21. Destitute of ordinary good sense; foolish; stupid.
  22. Weak in intellect; witless; foolish; simple; proceeding from want of judgment; characterised by weakness or folly; unwise.
  23. Weak in intellect; simple; proceeding from want of understanding or judgment; imprudent; indiscreet.
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Usage examples for silly

  1. " 'Why, you don't like that, you silly. – Views and Reviews by Henry James
  2. It was silly of me to cry. – The Deluge by David Graham Phillips
  3. It struck them as being too silly for anything. – The Tale of Freddie Firefly by Arthur Scott Bailey
  4. It is silly of you, for there is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about. – The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  5. Perhaps it's silly of me, but I can't help it. – The Head Girl at the Gables by Angela Brazil
  6. And I'm not silly, if some other people are. – The Stolen Singer by Martha Idell Fletcher Bellinger
  7. That letter I wrote you was silly. – Set in Silver by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
  8. " Well, well, you silly girl. – By What Authority? by Robert Hugh Benson
  9. " Why don't you look up, you silly child? – Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard by Eleanor Farjeon
  10. It does look pretty silly, Dorrine agreed. – The Penal Cluster by Ivar Jorgensen (AKA Randall Garrett)
  11. Sylvia Hepburn, thou'rt speaking like a silly child. – Sylvia's Lovers -- Complete by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
  12. Yes, a silly soft thing. – Commodore Junk by George Manville Fenn
  13. " You are never silly," he said. – The Second String by Nat Gould
  14. " No. No. Who put such silly nonsense into your head? – Star-Dust A Story of an American Girl by Fannie Hurst
  15. I only mean that I probably said very silly things. – The White Sister by F. Marion Crawford
  16. Who put that silly idea into your head? – The Sweep Winner by Nat Gould
  17. There is no one but I, indeed, who would be so silly as to marry such a fellow as he. – Abbé Aubain and Mosaics by Prosper Mérimée
  18. Why should you think of me in this silly way? – Red Money by Fergus Hume
  19. Why, if it hadn't been for you I should have been silly enough to have married him. – Stories By English Authors: Germany by Various
  20. So don't you be silly, and don't think the worse of me for speaking. – The Spinners by Eden Phillpotts
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