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Synonyms for silly
ˈsɪl isil·ly

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Wiktionary

  1. sillyadjective

    Synonyms:
    charming

    Antonyms:
    pious

  2. sillyadjective

    A silly person; a fool.

    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. Twitter Sanders:

    I think it has to do with the fact that Donald Trump is very smart. Donald Trump knows that media is not so interested in the serious issues facing this country. They love bombastic remarks. They love silly remarks, i think this is more of an indictment of the media than it is Donald Trump.

  2. Michel de Montaigne:

    No man is exempt from saying silly things the mischief is to say them deliberately.

  3. Marion Hammer:

    There are laws in place that if they had been followed, that shooter could have been stopped so many times it makes your head spin. So passing more laws dealing with guns as a solution to a problem that exists within the enforcement of laws is just kind of silly.

  4. Greg Taxin:

    It's probably silly or foolish that they just haven't satisfied people's desire to know how the chain of command is working, on the other hand, I presume the CEO of United Airlines goes on vacation on a regular basis, and he's not around to answer question or make decision and things run just fine.

  5. Justin Bieber:

    I didn't know that we literally have 12 years to completely change how we do so many things on Earth, from a fundamental standpoint, or the damage will be irreversible and in our lifetimes we're going to experience such drastic impact, upon realizing that, it went from a silly song about animals to,' Oh my God, this is the most important thing I'll ever do.'.


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