What are some alternative words for silly?

Synonyms for silly
ˈsɪl i

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term silly.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. silly(adj)

    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, zany(adj)

    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, silly(adj)

    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, silly(adj)

    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, slaphappy(adj)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. silly(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    charming

    Antonyms:
    pious

  2. silly(adjective)

    Pitiable; deserving of compassion; helpless.

    Synonyms:
    charming

    Antonyms:
    pious

  3. silly(adjective)

    Simple, unsophisticated, ordinary; rustic, ignorant.

    Synonyms:
    charming

    Antonyms:
    pious

  4. silly(adjective)

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

    I made a very silly mistake.

    Synonyms:
    charming

    Antonyms:
    pious

  5. silly(adjective)

    irresponsible, showing irresponsible behaviors.

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

    Synonyms:
    charming

    Antonyms:
    pious

  6. silly(adjective)

    playful, giggly.

    The newlyweds called each other silly little nicknames.

    Synonyms:
    charming

    Antonyms:
    pious

  7. silly(adjective)

    semiconscious, witless.

    The impact of the ball knocked him silly.

    Synonyms:
    charming

    Antonyms:
    pious

  8. silly(adjective)

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

    Synonyms:
    charming

    Antonyms:
    pious

  9. silly(adjective)

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. silly(a.)

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

  2. silly(a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. silly(a)

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

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How to say silly in sign language?

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How to use silly in a sentence?

  1. Ian Ziering:

    I just thought it was ridiculous and silly and it wouldn’t work, so was I right or what?

  2. Matthew Bennett:

    [children] do silly things they dance around, they run around, they dont walk economically in one direction, it makes statistical sense that we should be finding lots of childrens footprints.

  3. Donald Trump:

    They said again recently,' Could we have more time ?' i said,' Nope. You can't have any more time. You've got enough time.' We've knocked them out. We've knocked them silly.

  4. Leslie Morissette:

    He would lend other sick children his toys or act silly to make them laugh, graham's special spirit is what kept me going. He helped me have the energy and the strength to fight with him.

  5. Clint Eastwood:

    What troubles me... I guess when I did that silly thing at the Republican convention, talking to the chair.

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