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Definition of 'silly'

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  1. a word used for misbehaving children; "don't be a silly"


  1. ludicrous, foolish; "gave me a cockamamie reason for not going"; "wore a goofy hat"; "a silly idea"; "some wacky plan for selling more books"
       Synonyms: cockamamie cockamamy goofy sappy wacky whacky zany
  2. lacking seriousness; given to frivolity; "a dizzy blonde"; "light-headed teenagers"; "silly giggles"
       Synonyms: 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
       Synonyms: pathetic ridiculous
  4. dazed from or as if from repeated blows; "knocked silly by the impact"; "slaphappy with exhaustion"
       Synonyms: punch-drunk slaphappy

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