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Adjective: silly (sillier,silliest)  si-lee
  1. Ludicrous, foolish
    "a silly idea";
    - cockamamie [N. Amer], cockamamy [N. Amer], goofy, sappy, wacky, whacky, zany
  2. Lacking seriousness; given to frivolity
    "silly giggles";
    - 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";
    - pathetic, ridiculous
  4. Dazed from or as if from repeated blows
    "knocked silly by the impact";
    - punch-drunk, slaphappy
Noun: silly  si-lee
  1. A word used for misbehaving children
    "don't be a silly"

Derived forms: silliest, sillies, sillier

See also: confused, daft, dumb, foolish, frivolous, stupid, undignified

Type of: child, fry, kid, minor, nestling, nipper, shaver, small fry, tiddler [Brit], tike, tyke, wean [UK, Ireland], youngster

Encyclopedia: Silly, Belgium