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silly



I - noun
a word used for misbehaving children
- don't be a silly
Hypernyms:
child, kid, youngster, minor, shaver,
shaver, small fry, tiddler, tike, tyke,
fry, nestling

II - adjective
1. ludicrous, foolish (Freq. 7)
- 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
Similar to:
foolish
Derivationally related forms:
zany (for: zany), silliness, goof (for: goofy)
Usage Domain:
colloquialism
2. lacking seriousness;
given to frivolity (Freq. 1)
- a dizzy blonde
- light-headed teenagers
- silly giggles
Syn:
airheaded, dizzy, empty-headed, featherbrained, giddy,
light-headed, lightheaded
Similar to:
frivolous
Derivationally related forms:
silliness, lightheadedness (for: lightheaded), giddiness (for: giddy)
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
Similar to:
undignified
Derivationally related forms:
silliness, ridicule (for: ridiculous)
4. dazed from or as if from repeated blows
- knocked silly by the impact
- slaphappy with exhaustion
Syn:
punch-drunk, slaphappy
Similar to:
confused
Usage Domain:
colloquialism

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