a word used for misbehaving children
"don't be a silly"
cockamamie, cockamamy, goofy, sappy, silly, wacky, whacky, zany(adj)
"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, silly(adj)
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, silly(adj)
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, slaphappy(adj)
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
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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How to use silly in a sentence?
Akron is not a good course for me so I probably won't play more than three or four holes in practice but I'll spend a day on the putting green on the Wednesday, sometimes you stand over a putt, you visually see the line and you hit the line. It sounds silly to say but you just don't have that feeling all the time.
It was a silly thing.
It’s probably silly or foolish that they just have n’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.
With any election, for whatever silly reason, it seems to dampen consumer confidence, it's common knowledge that things just don't fly. If you look at the U.K. with (the) Brexit, certainly the corporates have come off.
I wouldn’t use the word offensive, I found them a little bit silly, a bit absurd, the issue was what impact did the fact that she has received huge amounts of funding from Wall Street have on her attitude towards Wall Street.
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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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