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Meaning of SILLY

Pronunciation:  'silee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a word used for misbehaving children; "don't be a silly"
  2. [adj]  (informal) dazed from or as if from repeated blows; "knocked silly by the impact"; "slaphappy with exhaustion"
  3. [adj]  inspiring scornful pity; "how silly an ardent and unsuccessful wooer can be especially if he is getting on in years"- Dashiell Hammett
  4. [adj]  lacking seriousness; given to frivolity; "a dizzy blonde"; "light-headed teenagers"; "silly giggles"
  5. [adj]  (informal terms) "gave me a cockamamie reason for not going"; "wore a goofy hat"; "a silly idea"; "some wacky plan for selling more books"
 

SILLY is a 5 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: airheaded, cockamamie, cockamamy, confused, dizzy, empty-headed, featherbrained, fool(a), foolish, frivolous, giddy, goofy, lightheaded, light-headed, pathetic, punch-drunk, ridiculous, sappy, slaphappy, undignified, unreasonable, wacky, whacky, zany
 
 See Also: child, fry, kid, minor, nestling, nipper, shaver, small fry, tiddler, tike, tyke, youngster

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sil"ly\, a. [Compar. {Sillier}; superl. {Silliest}.] [OE.
seely, sely, AS. s?lig, ges?lig, happy, good, fr. s?l, s?l,
good, happy, s?l good fortune, happines; akin to OS.
s[=a]lig, a, good, happy, D. zalig blessed, G. selig, OHG.
s[=a]l[=i]g, Icel. s?l, Sw. s["a]ll, Dan. salig, Goth. s?ls
good, kind, and perh. also to L. sollus whole, entire, Gr.
???, Skr. sarva. Cf. {Seel}, n.]
1. Happy; fortunate; blessed. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

2. Harmless; innocent; inoffensive. [Obs.] ``This silly,
   innocent Custance.'' --Chaucer.

         The silly virgin strove him to withstand. --Spenser.

         A silly, innocent hare murdered of a dog. --Robynson
                                               (More's
                                               Utopia).

3. Weak; helpless; frail. [Obs.]

         After long storms . . . With which my silly bark was
         tossed sore.                          --Spenser.

         The silly buckets on the deck.        --Coleridge.

4. Rustic; plain; simple; humble. [Obs.]

         A fourth man, in a sillyhabit.        --Shak.

         All that did their silly thoughts so busy keep.
                                               --Milton.

5. Weak in intellect; destitute of ordinary strength of mind;
   foolish; witless; simple; as, a silly woman.

6. Proceeding from want of understanding or common judgment;
   characterized by weakness or folly; unwise; absurd;
   stupid; as, silly conduct; a silly question.

Syn: Simple; brainless; witless; shallow; foolish; unwise;
     indiscreet. See {Simple}.

 

 

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