Pitiable; deserving of compassion; helpless.
Simple, unsophisticated, ordinary; rustic, ignorant.
foolish, showing a lack of good sense and wisdom; frivolous, trifling.
I made a very silly mistake.
irresponsible, showing irresponsible behaviors.
What a silly kid, he's always getting in trouble.
The newlyweds called each other silly little nicknames.
The impact of the ball knocked him silly.
of a fielding position, very close to the batsman; closer than short
simple, not intelligent, refined.
John was prosperous and his helpless, silly father could be of no use to him.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
able, acute, apt, clear-sighted, discerning, intelligent, judicious, keen, keen-sighted, keen-witted, perspicacious, quick of scent, quick-scented, rational, sagacious, sage, sensible, sharp, sharp-witted, shrewd, wise
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a word used for misbehaving children
"don't be a silly"
cockamamie, cockamamy, goofy, sappy, silly, wacky, whacky, zanyadjective
"gave me a cockamamie reason for not going"; "wore a goofy hat"; "a silly idea"; "some wacky plan for selling more books"
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
airheaded, dizzy, empty-headed, featherbrained, giddy, light-headed, lightheaded, sillyadjective
lacking seriousness; given to frivolity
"a dizzy blonde"; "light-headed teenagers"; "silly giggles"
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
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
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
punch-drunk, silly, slaphappyadjective
dazed from or as if from repeated blows
"knocked silly by the impact"; "slaphappy with exhaustion"
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
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How to use silly in a sentence?
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.
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.
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?
The chance of its being by Martin Kemp is less than zero. The silly season for Martin Kemp never closes.
It was a silly thing.
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- ximplet, fava, ximpleCatalan, Valencian
- fjollet, dumDanish
- doof, albernGerman
- σαχλός, ανόητοςGreek
- semiaturdido, infantil, payaso, niñito, simple, tontito, tontoSpanish
- typerä, sekava, ajattelematon, hölmö, hassu, vastuuton, yksinkertainenFinnish
- branque, fou, idiot, nunuche, jeté, bébête, givré, imbécile de, abruti, stupide, bête, idiot deFrench
- amaideach, faoinScottish Gaelic
- מטופש, טיפשיHebrew
- տխմար, հիմարArmenian
- bodoh, konyolIndonesian
- 愚鈍, 馬鹿, 阿呆, つまらない, 他愛ない, 馬鹿げた, ばかげましたJapanese
- muļķīgs, dumjšLatvian
- ondeugend, ondoordacht, dom, stom, gekDutch
- tullete, fjolleteNorwegian
- bobo, irresponsável, simples, tolo, aéreo, infantil, ingénuo, semiconscientePortuguese
- глупый, глупышкаRussian
- lekfull, fnittrigSwedish
- விளையாட்டுத்தனமான, வேடிக்கையானTamil
- ngớ ngẩnVietnamese
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