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Synonyms for silly
ˈsɪl i

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Wiktionary

  1. sillyadjective

    Synonyms:
    charming

    Antonyms:
    pious

  2. sillyadjective

    Pitiable; deserving of compassion; helpless.

    Synonyms:
    charming

    Antonyms:
    pious

  3. sillyadjective

    Simple, unsophisticated, ordinary; rustic, ignorant.

    Synonyms:
    charming

    Antonyms:
    pious

  4. sillyadjective

    foolish, showing a lack of good sense and wisdom; frivolous, trifling.

    I made a very silly mistake.

    Synonyms:
    charming

    Antonyms:
    pious

  5. sillyadjective

    irresponsible, showing irresponsible behaviors.

    What a silly kid, he's always getting in trouble.

    Synonyms:
    charming

    Antonyms:
    pious

  6. sillyadjective

    playful, giggly.

    The newlyweds called each other silly little nicknames.

    Synonyms:
    charming

    Antonyms:
    pious

  7. sillyadjective

    semiconscious, witless.

    The impact of the ball knocked him silly.

    Synonyms:
    charming

    Antonyms:
    pious

  8. sillyadjective

    of a fielding position, very close to the batsman; closer than short

    Synonyms:
    charming

    Antonyms:
    pious

  9. sillyadjective

    simple, not intelligent, refined.

    John was prosperous and his helpless, silly father could be of no use to him.

    Synonyms:
    charming

    Antonyms:
    pious

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. silly

    Synonyms:
    simple, foolish, weak, shallow, witless, unwise, indiscreet, imprudent, absurd

    Antonyms:
    sagacious, intelligent, astute, wise, deep, discreet, prudent, sound, rational

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sillyadjective

    a word used for misbehaving children

    "don't be a silly"

    Antonyms:
    serious, wise, clear-thinking, dignified, clearheaded

  2. cockamamie, cockamamy, goofy, sappy, silly, wacky, whacky, zanyadjective

    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:
    slaphappy, crackers, light-headed, ridiculous, round the bend, lightheaded, nutty, punch-drunk, dotty, featherbrained, sappy, kooky, daft, bats, empty-headed, clownish, airheaded, fruity, nuts, bonkers, clownlike, cracked, haywire, wacky, loco, kookie, buggy, zany, goofy, pathetic, dizzy, batty, cockamamy, loony, barmy, cockamamie, buffoonish, around the bend, balmy, giddy, loopy, whacky

    Antonyms:
    clearheaded, clear-thinking, wise, dignified, serious

  3. airheaded, dizzy, empty-headed, featherbrained, giddy, light-headed, lightheaded, sillyadjective

    lacking seriousness; given to frivolity

    "a dizzy blonde"; "light-headed teenagers"; "silly giggles"

    Synonyms:
    woozy, zany, empty-headed, dizzy, wacky, ridiculous, airheaded, whacky, goofy, sappy, cockamamie, light-headed, swooning, giddy, faint, lightheaded, slaphappy, light, featherbrained, punch-drunk, vertiginous, cockamamy, pathetic

    Antonyms:
    clear-thinking, wise, serious, clearheaded, dignified

  4. pathetic, ridiculous, sillyadjective

    inspiring scornful pity

    "how silly an ardent and unsuccessful wooer can be especially if he is getting on in years"- Dashiell Hammett

    Synonyms:
    slaphappy, light-headed, nonsensical, hapless, ludicrous, giddy, poor, farcical, featherbrained, sappy, miserable, lightheaded, absurd, dizzy, laughable, airheaded, ridiculous, wacky, piteous, punch-drunk, cockeyed, misfortunate, pitiable, derisory, zany, preposterous, goofy, pathetic, wretched, empty-headed, pitiful, cockamamy, cockamamie, idiotic, whacky

    Antonyms:
    clearheaded, clear-thinking, wise, dignified, serious

  5. punch-drunk, silly, slaphappyadjective

    dazed from or as if from repeated blows

    "knocked silly by the impact"; "slaphappy with exhaustion"

    Synonyms:
    carefree, harum-scarum, pathetic, zany, empty-headed, dizzy, wacky, ridiculous, whacky, goofy, happy-go-lucky, sappy, cockamamie, light-headed, freewheeling, giddy, lightheaded, slaphappy, devil-may-care, featherbrained, punch-drunk, airheaded, cockamamy

    Antonyms:
    clear-thinking, clearheaded, dignified, wise, serious

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sillyadjective

    Synonyms:
    senseless, witless, stupid, foolish, DAFT, simple, weak, childish, inept

  2. sillyadjective

    Synonyms:
    absurd, trifling, frivolous, extravagant, preposterous, nonsensical

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. sillyadjective

    Synonyms:
    witless, foolish, simple, fatuous, imbecile, half-witted, stupid, unwise, inept, absurd, inane, nonsensical, senseless, puerile

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How to use silly in a sentence?

  1. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek:

    I have seen so many silly apps where the kid isn't accomplishing anything meaningful, but there are some options where children can become musical composers, artists and designers and write your own narrative. How wonderful is it to let them be creative and explorers ? It's meaningful to kids because it lets them have their own voice.

  2. Marco Rubio:

    It’s interesting -- when it came to coming together to impeach Donald Trump for the second time after he was out of office, they put 100 senators in the same room sitting just inches apart for hours at a time over five or six days, apparently COVID was not an issue then. But now, of course, for something like this we can't have that many people in the room sitting next to each other. So it’s kind of silly season here.

  3. Mike Pompeo:

    This is what's wrong, when the world doesn't focus on the things that are right, the things that matter, the things that impact real people's lives and instead you get caught up in silly gotcha game?

  4. Ernesto Solari:

    The chance of its being by Martin Kemp is less than zero. The silly season for Martin Kemp never closes.

  5. Steve Perillo:

    It was a silly thing.

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