Synonyms for silly
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Wiktionary4.3 / 7 votes
A silly person; a fool.
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.
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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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Song lyrics by silly -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by silly on the Lyrics.com website.
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Because when you’re doing a play and you’re with your family, other actors, technicians, you do silly things. You do silly things. And it becomes kind of superstitious, if you don’t do it every night, you think it’s going to jinx the show, i think Dustin Hoffman was — I ’m not saying I’ve done similar things like what Dustin Hoffman did, Liam Neesonhas know. Apparently Dustin Hoffman touched another girl’s breast and stuff. But it’s childhood stuff, what Dustin Hoffman was doing.
Madam your wife and I didn't hit it off the only time I ever saw her. I won't say she was silly, but I think one of us was silly, and it wasn't me.
Hungary being called Russian-friendly, that is silly as Hungary is Hungary-friendly, Our allied status with NATO and the EU is clear. But we have to stand up for our economic interests.
Silly things do cease to be silly if they are done by sensible people in an impudent way.
I think this is a great American country, great country, and if we can't find more than two or three families to run for high office, that's silly.
Translations for silly
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- ximple, fava, ximpletCatalan, Valencian
- fjollet, dumDanish
- albern, doofGerman
- σαχλός, ανόητοςGreek
- simple, payaso, niñito, tontito, semiaturdido, tonto, infantilSpanish
- typerä, hassu, vastuuton, hölmö, ajattelematon, sekava, yksinkertainenFinnish
- branque, abruti, stupide, bête, idiot de, imbécile de, bébête, fou, idiot, givré, jeté, nunucheFrench
- faoin, amaideachScottish Gaelic
- טיפשי, מטופשHebrew
- հիմար, տխմարArmenian
- bodoh, konyolIndonesian
- つまらない, 馬鹿げた, 阿呆, 愚鈍, 馬鹿, 他愛ない, ばかげましたJapanese
- muļķīgs, dumjšLatvian
- ondoordacht, gek, stom, ondeugend, domDutch
- tullete, fjolleteNorwegian
- infantil, bobagem, irresponsável, simples, semiconsciente, tolo, bobo, aéreo, ingénuoPortuguese
- глупый, глупышкаRussian
- lekfull, fnittrigSwedish
- விளையாட்டுத்தனமான, வேடிக்கையானTamil
- ngớ ngẩnVietnamese
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