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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    stupid, beast, idiot, ridiculous, dumb, fool, foolish, idiotic, beta, absurd, jerk, daft, moron, crazy, imbecile, ludicrous

How to pronounce silly?

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How to say silly in sign language?

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How to use silly in a sentence?

  1. Ian Poulter:

    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.

  2. Steve Perillo:

    It was a silly thing.

  3. Greg Taxin:

    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.

  4. Flight Centre:

    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.

  5. Bernie Sanders:

    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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