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Etymology

Phonetic variant of seely.

Pronunciation

Adjective

silly (comparative silli, superlative er)

Positive
silly

Comparative
silli

Superlative
er

  1. foolish, showing a lack of good sense and wisdom.
    I made a very silly mistake.
  2. irresponsible, showing irresponsible behaviors.
    What a silly kid, he's always getting in trouble.
  3. playful, giggly.
    The newlyweds called each other silly little nicknames.
  4. semiconscious.
    The impact of the ball knocked him silly.
  5. (cricket) of a fielding position, very close to the batsman; closer than short
  6. (pejorative) simple, not intelligent, refined.
    John was prosperous and his helpless, silly father could be of no use to him.

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